Nikki Haley: I Don't Want To Be VP

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: May 04, 2016 7:20 PM
Nikki Haley: I Don't Want To Be VP

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) has released a statement in response to questions about being the potential running mate to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. According to Haley, while she's flattered by the questions, she doesn't want the job.

Haley had endorsed Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz earlier in the primary season, but will support whoever the Republican nominee is in the general.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she's "flattered" but "not interested" in being vice president.

Haley received questions again about the issue Wednesday, the day after Donald Trump became the presumptive nominee for president. Her name was mentioned in some media reports as a possible pick for the Trump ticket in the fall.

But Haley deflected those questions, saying, "my plate is full."

She did add that she will "support the Republican nominee for president" out of her "great respect for the will of the people," but did not mention Trump by name in a statement released from her office.

It is unknown when Trump will announce his VP pick, but he's certainly in the vetting process following his victory last night.