Nikki Haley resigns as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., becoming the latest in a long line of high-profile departures from the Trump administration https://t.co/hIv70a7KUY via @ReutersTV pic.twitter.com/nApxFiwuXB
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) October 10, 2018
Read Nikki Haley's resignation letter:https://t.co/jJuSu8UwMS
— Axios (@axios) October 9, 2018
After announcing her resignation, Nikki Haley praised the Trump family, calling Jared Kushner a "hidden genius that no one understands"https://t.co/QytobXz3y0
— Axios (@axios) October 9, 2018
Nikki Haley has previously been reprimanded for violating the Hatch Act, and we’ve had to file a request for an ethics investigation into her private flights. https://t.co/LZbWvDjadV
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) October 10, 2018
A lesser-known name being floated to replace Nikki Haley at the UN: Kelly Craft, America's ambassador to Canada: https://t.co/irD8RZdqFG
— Nahal Toosi (@nahaltoosi) October 9, 2018
This article offers a good rundown of conservative pundits who are rallying behind Ric Grenell https://t.co/sXhyif3XEE
— Mark Leon Goldberg (@MarkLGoldberg) October 9, 2018
It is an honor to serve in the White House alongside so many great colleagues and I know that the President will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 9, 2018
Who else will take to Twitter to rule out speculation they will be Haley's successor at the #UN?
And those who don't, they must be actively campaigning for the job…
— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) October 9, 2018
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On November 23, President-elect Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate SC Governor Nikki Haley as his Ambassador to the United Nations:
(New York, NY) — President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, a cabinet-level position in the Trump-Pence Administration.
Governor Haley is one of the most universally respected governors in the country. After working at her family’s business, Governor Haley turned her focus to economic development and has traveled abroad to negotiate with international companies on behalf of South Carolina. As governor, she has led seven overseas trade missions and successfully attracted jobs and investment through negotiations with foreign companies.
“Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country,” said President-elect Trump. “She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage.”
“Our country faces enormous challenges here at home and internationally, and I am honored that the President-elect has asked me to join his team and serve the country we love as the next Ambassador to the United Nations,” said Governor Haley.
Born in Bamberg, South Carolina, the daughter of Indian immigrants, Governor Haley became the first female governor of her home state in 2011 and is currently the youngest governor in the country. Prior to becoming governor, she represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011.
A true fiscal conservative and savvy businesswoman, Governor Haley’s leadership drove down South Carolina’s unemployment to a 15 year low by adding more than 82,000 jobs in each of South Carolina’s 46 counties.
Prior to dedicating her life to public service, Governor Haley worked at her family business. In 1998, Governor Haley was named to the board of directors of the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce and named to the board of directors of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce in 2003. She also became treasurer of the National Association of Women Business Owners in 2003 and president in 2004.
Governor Haley is a proud graduate of Clemson University where she earned a degree in accounting. Governor Haley and her husband, Michael, a Captain in the Army National Guard and combat veteran who was deployed to Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, have two children, Rena, 18, and Nalin, 15.
The Chief of Mission has the title of Representative of the U.S.A. to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and Representative of the U.S.A. in the Security Council of the United Nations. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations was formally established with that title, by E.O. 9844 of April 28, 1947.
If confirmed, Governor Haley will succeed Samantha Power who was appointed by President Obama in 2013. She will be the fifth woman to occupy this UN position after Power (2013-2017), Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick (1981–1985); Madeleine Korbel Albright (1993–1997) and Susan Rice (2009–2013). Some of her predecessors to this position includes former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush (1971–1973), six time ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (1953–1960), eight time ambassador Thomas Reeve Pickering (1989–1992), five time ambassador John Dimitri Negroponte (2001–2004) and John R. Bolton (2005–2006) who was commissioned during a recess of the Senate in 2005 and reportedly in the running for the secretary of state position in the Trump administration.
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