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    Nikki Haley’s Husband to Deploy with National Guard to Africa as She Seeks 2024 GOP Nomination

    Nikki Haley's Husband to Deploy with National Guard to Africa as She Seeks 2024 GOP Nomination

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nikki Haley's husband will soon begin a yearlong deployment with the South Carolina National Guard to , a mission that will encompass most of the remainder of his wife's campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

    A formal deployment ceremony will likely happen in the next few weeks, a person with knowledge of Michael Haley's deployment told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

    This spring, the South Carolina National Guard called officers with his skill set to deploy in support of U.S. Africa Command, according to the person, who was not authorized to publicly discuss the deployment and spoke on condition of anonymity.

    It will be his second active-duty deployment since he joined the Guard as an officer in 2006.

    Nikki Haley, a former U.N. ambassador and South Carolina governor, has been highly critical of President Joe Biden's competency as commander in chief as she campaigns for the GOP nomination. She has spoken out against his administration's efforts to expand diversity in the , complaining they were weakening the and hampering recruitment, though the Army has said that the real problem is that many young people do not see enlistment as safe or a good career path.

    She has also pledged to make cuts in $46 billion in foreign aid to countries she says “hate America.”

    While not directly confirming the deployment, Nikki Haley said in a statement to the AP that her…

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