Haley hits back at ‘racist’ comments, slams ‘left-wing hypocrisy towards conservative minorities’
Andrew Stiles • September 20, 2022 2:50 p.m.
Asunción “Sunny” Hostin on Tuesday called former Gov. Nikki Haley (R., SC) a racial “chameleon,” suggesting the GOP politician changed her name because she was ashamed of her Indian heritage. “What’s his real name again?” the liberal co-host of View cringed when colleague Alyssa Farah Griffin suggested Haley was a serious presidential candidate in 2024.
Haley, who made history as the first Asian American female governor and first Native American to serve in a presidential cabinet as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, was born Nimarata Nikki Randhawa and changed her surname after marrying Michael Haley in 1996. Hostin, on the other hand, is a former Court TV commentator. She was born Asunción Cummings and married Emmanuel Hostin in 1998. Nonetheless, the liberal journalist persisted in attacking Haley as a traitor to her race. “I think if she leaned towards being someone of color, it would be different,” Hostin said.
The former governor hit back at the racist rant. “Thank you for your concern @Sunny”, Haley wrote on Twitter. “It’s racist of you to judge my name. Nikki is an Indian name and is on my birth certificate, and I’m proud of that. What’s sad is the hypocrisy of the left towards minorities conservatives. By the way, last time I checked, Sunny isn’t your birth name…”
Hostin’s offensive rant is just the latest example of how journalists and other liberal activists take pleasure in attacking Republicans of color. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Sen. Tim Scott (R., SC) have repeatedly been victims of ‘Uncle Tom’ smears, a racist trope used to denigrate successful black men as racial traitors . Last year the Washington Post published an in-depth investigation implying that Scott’s grandfather, who grew up in South Carolina during the Great Depression, was in fact very privileged – a blatant attempt to tarnish Scott’s inspiring story of being born into poverty , raised by a single mother and to become the first black senator from a Southern state since Reconstruction.
Democrats and their liberal allies have worked for decades to undermine Republicans of color. In 2003, for example, Senate Democrats repeatedly used the filibuster to block the confirmation of Miguel Estrada, then President George W. Bush’s nominee for the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Estrada, who would have been the first Hispanic judge to serve on the court, finally withdrew his name after more than two years of Democratic filibuster. Leaked memos revealed that liberal activists viewed Estrada as “particularly dangerous” because “he is Latino and the White House appears to be grooming him for a Supreme Court nomination.”
Meanwhile, the Democratic Party has done its utmost in recent years to prevent non-white candidates from winning party primaries, while Democrats in Congress have refused to support Republican legislation to discourage universities from racially discriminating against students. Asian Americans.
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