Nikki Haley Poaches Anti-LGBT Heritage Foundation Leader To Head Her New “Stand For America” Group

Roll Call reports:

Heritage Action chief Tim Chapman, who plans to leave the conservative group this spring to join a new Nikki Haley advocacy organization, said he did not know whether the former ambassador to the United Nations might run for the White House in 2024.

But he expects the former GOP governor of South Carolina to be an influential voice in policy issues. “I know that she’s going to be a strong policy leader for the next four years,” said Chapman during an interview with C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program. “You’ll see a lot of her out there.”

Chapman has been with Heritage Action for America, the lobbying and activism arm of the conservative Heritage Foundation, since its beginning in 2010, amid the rise of the populist tea party movement. Chapman will serve as executive director of Haley’s new advocacy group, Stand for America.