Haley rules out contesting for US Vice President post

RSTV Bureau

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Indian-American South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has ruled out the possibility of running in contention for being Republican party’s Vice Presidential candidate. Dismissing the possibility, Ms Haley said her “plate is full”.

Haley, who earlier this week endorsed Florida Senator Marco Rubio in the Republican presidential race, said she is quite “content” with her responsibilities as the Governor of South Carolina and bringing up two kids.

“Not at all. I have said my plate is full,” Haley told the Fox news in an interview when asked about latest media reports that Rubio-Haley would be a dream Republican ticket.

“I am not only a mom, my daughter is going to college next year, son is in middle school. I got a State that I love. We have not done finished all the work we want to finish here,” 44-year-old said adding, “I am totally content and happy in South Carolina. What I do want to see that America gets a great president”.

“I think, we can do that with Marco Rubio,” she said responding to questions on her potential running as a Vice Presidential running mate of Rubio, as being reported by some of the major media outlets.

Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina said that, he is “all for” Haley being picked for Vice President. Haley is articulate and a strong leader, who went ‘through the fire” during a tragic 2015 in the State, he said.

“She would be a fantastic choice and one that I think the country would be quite responsive to,” Scott said.

(With inputs from the PTI)