Nikki Haley Dismisses Grounds for Impeachment and Triggers Never Trumpers

Nikki Haley speaks at the Council of the Americas

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley set liberal and (newly liberal) #NeverTrump heads on fire Friday when she poo-pooed the Democrats' basis for wanting to impeach President Trump.

Haley's remarks were taped for this weekend's edition of "CBS Sunday."

The Washington Examiner:

"I don't think it's good for us to ever want a foreign country to investigate an American," she said. "That's just not something we want to get into the practice of doing."

However, she still dismissed the impeachment proceedings, saying, "I also don't feel comfortable with the fact that we're having an impeachment process during an election year."

The latter part isn't really surprising, given the weak candidate offerings the Democrats have before them despite a record large field. They no doubt believe that their best shot at weakening the president and deflecting from the still-strong economy is to keep saying "IMPEACHMENT!" every third word until November of next year.

What really triggered an acute attack of Trump Derangement Syndrome symptoms was Haley giving a very public voice to what many Americans are thinking:

"On what? You're going to impeach a president for asking for a favor that didn’t happen and — and giving money, and it wasn’t withheld?"

The lefties who weren't going to be pleased anyway were extra super special displeased:

Mara still has "#Kamala2020" in her bio, so she's already waking up in a bad mood every day.

The worst of the Never Trumpers were predictably apoplectic

Matt is one of the many hardcore Nevers who once pretended to be somewhat Republican but had his true colors thrown into the spotlight by President Trump.

I had two responses for Lewis:

and:

This was a politically savvy move by Haley. I once got to meet and talk to her at a small luncheon. She's a very skillful and deliberate politician. She doesn't wing it. She is more than likely firmly focused on a 2024 presidential run. She needs Trump's supporters for that.

She doesn't need the perpetually whiny and aggrieved Never babies.

They're doubly upset because they know that's true.