DES MOINES, Iowa — Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley took aim at President Joe Biden on Monday night for “lecturing” her about the cause of the Civil War after he delivered a speech at the South Carolina church where nine black parishioners were killed in a 2015 shooting.
“Let me be clear for those who don’t seem to know: Slavery was the cause of the Civil War,” Biden said, referring to Haley’s recent gaffe that received swift criticism from both sides of the aisle when asked at a town hall in late December about the cause of the Civil War and she didn’t mention slavery. She later walked back the comment, clarifying she thought it was “a given” that everyone associated slavery with the war.
During a Fox News town hall, Haley was asked to respond to Biden’s comments earlier on Monday and argued