Nikki Haley: BLM 'Picking and Choosing Which Lives Really Do Matter'

By Susan Jones | July 9, 2020 | 8:01am EDT
 Nikki Haley is the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Nikki Haley is the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - The radical leftist movement that calls itself Black Lives Matter doesn't live up to its name, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley told Fox News's Sean Hannity Wednesday night.

She warned that America will turn into Venezuela if the far-left and BLM get their way, and she questioned the credibility of a movement that apparently believes some black lives matter more than others:

You know, at the U.N., I saw what made America special and what separated us from other countries was the rule of law. It's what allows us quality of life. It's what allows us our freedoms.

But the second part of this is -- this goes to the heart of the credibility of the Black Lives Matter movement. Yes, we think black lives matter. But the reason their credibility is breaking right now is they are picking and choosing which lives really do matter.

Why don't the black police officers that have been shot or have been chastised, why don't their lives matter? How about the black store owner whose business burned down? His life matters. What about the families who are in threatening areas that need law enforcement to keep them safe? And what about those six children that died over the weekend? Those black lives matter.

So why are we picking and choosing which ones matter? They're losing credibility in this movement. You know, I know about dirty cops. In South Carolina, we had to deal with the shooting of Walter Scott. We brought law enforcement together. We brought the Scott family together, and we passed the first body camera bill in the country. That protected victims from being abused. It protected law enforcement officers so that they weren't compared to dirty cops.

If they really want results, this is not how you do it. You don't get rid of police. You bring them together. Because there are a whole lot more good cops than there are bad cops. And I'm telling you, if they want to turn into Venezuela, defund the police. That's what will happen to America.

Haley noted that President Trump has had positive results, especially with the economy before the pandemic hit.

"You don't have to like him," she said, but "if we go with a President Biden, we will lose our rule of law. We will have the progressives really running away with everything, getting all of what they want, and we will get closer and closer to these socialist countries that we have fought so hard not to become."

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