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Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley on January 14, 2016. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Foreign relations

Nikki Haley confirmed by Senate as U.N. Ambassador

By WITW Staff on January 25, 2017

On Tuesday Nikki Haley, the current South Carolina governor, was confirmed by an overwhelming majority in the U.S. Senate to become President Trump’s Ambassador to the United Nations. She received ninety-six yes votes, while only four Senators – Democrats Tom Udall, Chris Coons and Martin Heinrich along with independent Bernie Sanders — opposed her. “The position of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations requires a high level of expertise on international affairs, not someone who will be learning on the job,” Coons said, referencing the fact that she has no foreign policy experience and only ever held office in South Carolina. Nevertheless, Haley was approved easily, after an earlier 19-2 vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Read the full story at the Washington Post.