NBC host Kristen Welker challenged Nikki Haley, a Republican presidential candidate, during an interview on Meet the Press on Sunday after she attributed terrorist attacks on Israel to the Biden administration.
Welker questioned whether it was irresponsible for Haley’s GOP counterparts to accuse President Joe Biden without concrete evidence, especially considering the attacks by Hamas that resulted in numerous Israeli casualties.
“Do you think it was irresponsible of your rivals to level that allegation without any evidence or proof? Welker inquired.
In response, Haley criticized Secretary of State Antony Blinken, asserting that he was mistaken in denying any connection between the $6 billion intended for Iran and the attacks.
“They go and spread terrorism every time they get a dollar; it doesn’t go to the Iranian people; it does go to terrorist attacks, and Secretary Blinken is just wrong to imply that this money is not being moved around as we speak and yet, and that’s it,” Haley argued.
Welker countered, highlighting the lack of proof immediately after the attacks. She questioned the appropriateness of making such accusations in the absence of concrete evidence.
Haley, however, pointed to unrelated “evidence” and referenced the historical threats posed by the Iranian regime to Israel and freedom-loving people worldwide.
“Even now, Ambassador, there’s no concrete proof,” Welker emphasized, reiterating Blinken’s statement that there was no observed link.
Watch the full exchange below.