Governor Nikki Haley may not be endorsing a presidential candidate, as of now, but she may be marking one choice off her list. Haley told CNN’s Peter Hamby in a phone call today, she is “terribly disappointed” in Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich after his comments on a Medicare plan proposal. Gingrich called House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan “radical change” and “right-wing social engineering.”
Haley said these comments practically threw Gingrich’s own party under the bus-and that she thinks Ryan is bringing common sense to the issue. Ryan’s plan would create a voucher system that allows recipients to buy health care from private markets–as opposed to a government-run health care program.
Gingrich criticized the plan on NBC’s “Meet the Press” over the weekend. Haley said the people of South Carolina support Ryan and his plan, and will support the candidates that back it.