Tuesday evening’s State of the Union address shone a spotlight upon the poker-faced Paul Ryan as he listened to President Obama note his hopes for the future on gun control, climate change, and an eventual cure for cancer. A big highlight took place after Obama left the Senate chamber, and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley delivered the Republican rebuttal.
Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, urged the U.S. to never stop accepting “properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of their race or religion.” She stressed the importance of how the U.S. is a country largely made up of immigrants, which has been ongoing “for centuries.” Haley also directed this passage at a few GOP politicans:
“Today, we live in a time of threats like few others in recent memory. During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation.”