Former South Carolina governor and UN envoy Nikki Haley has declared her candidacy for president of the United States in 2024.
"This is not the time to be cautious. She tweeted a link to a campaign video and stated, "Now is the time for a strong and proud America.
After former boss Donald Trump announced his candidacy in November, she is the second prominent Republican to enter the race.
The third Indian American to run for president is Ms. Haley.
She had previously stated that she wouldn't run against him for the presidency in 2021, but she has since changed her mind, citing the need for "generational change.".
Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, and Mike Pence, the former vice president, are among the other Republicans anticipated to begin their campaigns for nomination.
She has previously criticized Mr. Trump's actions leading up to and during his supporters' attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
In a speech delivered the day following the riot, she claimed that "his actions since election day will be judged harshly by history.".
Even on what ought to be friendly ground, the former ambassador will face an uphill battle as most early polls in South Carolina, whose primary he won on his way to the presidency in 2016, show Mr. Trump with a comfortable lead.
According to a recent poll by the polling company Trafalgar Group, which included current and potential candidates, Mr. Trump is currently in the lead with 43% of the vote, while Ms. Haley is in fourth place with 14%.
She was preceded in the race by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, whose 2015 campaign failed to gain traction, and current Vice President Kamala Harris, who ran for president in 2020.