The second Republican presidential debate took a weird flip when a query about assist for Latinos shortly derailed right into a shouting match between former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina about curtains.
The candidates’ heated trade needed to do with the $50,000 curtains in Haley’s official residence when she served because the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. In accordance with a 2018 article in The New York Instances, the State Division, through the Obama administration, spent $52,701 on custom-made and mechanized curtains for the U.N. ambassador’s residence in Manhattan.
Throughout the debate on Wednesday, Scott accused Haley of spending $50,000 on the curtains when she was the ambassador, which Haley shortly corrected him on.
“On the curtains, do your homework, Tim, as a result of [Barack] Obama purchased these curtains,” Haley mentioned.
“Did you ship them again?” Scott challenged, as the 2 of them continued to argue over one another.
“It’s the State Division’s [curtains]. Did you ship them again? You’re the one which works in Congress,” Haley responded, later including that the curtains have been hung up on the ambassador residence earlier than she arrived in 2017, through the Trump administration. “You might be scraping proper now.”
The bickering was amongst different intense back-and-forths between Scott and Haley in addition to from different GOP candidates on the stage on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.