Despite resigning from her post as United Nations Ambassador last year, former Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley remains steadfastly devoted to President Donald Trump's administration.
Haley recently made headlines when she told a reporter that former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly tried to enlist her to "help save the country" from Trump.
Haley is continuing her devotion to Trump by decrying the constitutionally enshrined impeachment process, likening it to the "death penalty."
Her exact quote was:
"Impeachment is, like, the death penalty for a public official. When you look at the transcript, there's nothing in that transcript that warrants the death penalty for the president."
That didn't sit well with acclaimed musician and fierce criminal justice reform advocate, John Legend, who wasted no time in calling her out.
@NikkiHaley It's not the death penalty. It's firing him from the most important job in the country because he can't… https://t.co/vTG00sxKiF— John Legend (@John Legend)1573272583.0
Haley, once considered a moderate Republican, has confounded many Americans with her unyielding devotion to Trump.
John Legend was among them, encouraging her to take a step back.
@NikkiHaley You seem like a very bright person. You obviously know he's not morally or intellectually fit for offic… https://t.co/h3NFHjxyQi— John Legend (@John Legend)1573272697.0
But people didn't expect Haley to make any concessions any time soon.
@johnlegend @spacecowgirl915 @NikkiHaley She's a predictable sell out, auditioning.— NuevaGamerSenora (@NuevaGamerSenora)1573442083.0
@johnlegend @NikkiHaley Guess we now know finally just who @NikkiHaley is and what she stands for #deplorable— raana abbasey (@raana abbasey)1573426655.0
@johnlegend @NikkiHaley She sold her soul to Trump, there for she has no conscience or respect for life.— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1573343516.0
@johnlegend @joncoopertweets @NikkiHaley I’m not sure why someone who is as intelligent as @NikkiHaley would even s… https://t.co/PBSowZ3crG— edward david porter (@edward david porter)1573442722.0
Others believe that the devotion is strategic, bolstering rumors that Trump may ditch Vice President Mike Pence in favor of Haley as his running mate in 2020.
Raise your hand if you think Nikki Haley's comments about trump’s impeachment are just to position herself to repla… https://t.co/sdLpKD6pcS— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1573276011.0
Haley is dangerous. I’ve long worried about her, but never seen her as unscrupulous before. I do now. She is auditi… https://t.co/kTfRKXiIRq— Susan Bordo (@Susan Bordo)1573471881.0
Nikki Haley trying to get the VP nomination like https://t.co/5r8MW9nGhM— The Prince of Whales (@The Prince of Whales)1573420342.0
@thehill Nikki Haley is going above-and-beyond to show loyalty to @realDonaldTrump. If I were Mike Pence, I would… https://t.co/0BORyzGybE— Mark Mucci (@Mark Mucci)1573430376.0
Haley has consistently denied wanting to run as Trump's running mate.