Indian-American Nikki Haley is not considering a Vice Presidential run in US election later this year, saying it would be “wrong” to leave the work she is doing as South Carolina governor unfinished.
40-year-old Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants from Punjab, said she “would say no” if asked to consider running as the Republican party’s vice presidential running mate.
“How could I do that to the people of the state (South Carolina). They took such a chance on me and gave me the opportunity to show them what work I can do. It is my responsibility to finish the job that I’ve been given. It would be wrong to leave it,” Haley said in an interview to the New York Times.
She said she has not thought about what her future goals will be.
Haley is the first Indian American woman to serve as governor of a US state and the second from the community, after Bobby Jindal, to get elected to the post.
Haley said she was inspired by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for office after being told by many that she was too young to run for office and that she had small children to take care of.
Watch Nikki and Steve Colbert. Great segment!
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