South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been chosen to be Ambassador to the United Nations in the Trump administration. Haley has accepted the job so this deal is as good as done.
NBC News reports:
Gov. Nikki Haley Accepts Trump Offer to Be Ambassador to United Nations
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has accepted Donald Trump’s offer to be his ambassador to the United Nations. In a statement Wednesday morning, Haley said “I always expected to finish the remaining two years of my second term as governor,” but added she was “moved to accept this new assignment” out of a “sense of duty.”
“When the President believes you have a major contribution to make to the welfare of our nation, and to our nation’s standing in the world, that is a calling that is important to heed,” Haley said, adding that she “remain as governor until the U.S. Senate acts affirmatively on my nomination.”
Haley, 44, is a two-term governor who initially backed Trump rivals Sen. Marco Rubio and then Sen. Ted Cruz during the GOP battle for a White House nominee.
She is the first woman in the state’s history to hold the role.
The daughter of immigrants from India, Haley served three terms in South Carolina’s State House before winning the governorship in 2010 and again in 2014.
Haley will be easily confirmed by the senate.
She’s a very reasonable choice for this role.