BREAKING: Trump Names Nikki Haley As UN Ambassador

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, long rumored to be in line for a position in the Trump administration, will become America’s ambassador to the United Nations, NBC News reported.

They added that the two-term governor had accepted President-elect Donald Trump’s offer.

While NBC added that “Haley’s limited foreign policy experience is likely to draw scrutiny during Senate confirmation hearings for the Cabinet-level position,” Haley’s consistent conservatism would be a step away from how the position was handled during the Obama years.

Gov. Haley, a popular Republican among the Tea Party ranks, had initially crossed swords with Trump during the billionaire’s candidacy. She had endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination and had delivered several thinly veiled barbs at Trump during her televised response to Obama’s State of the Union speech back in January.

“During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices,” Haley said, according to CNN. “We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.”

However, during this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Haley offered her endorsement of the nominee.

“I would not be here if I didn’t want to make sure that Hillary was not going to be the next president,” Haley said.

According to Politico, Haley said that Trump was “a friend and supporter before he ran for president” after a meeting with the president-elect.

“When I see something I am uncomfortable with, I say it,” she added. “When we met, it was friends who had known each other before.”

Haley, 44, has long been considered one of the rising stars in the Republican Party. A child of Indian immigrants, she’s been elected governor of South Carolina twice, in 2010 and 2014. Her husband is a Army National Guardsman who was deployed in Afghanistan for a year during her gubernatorial term in 2013.

While Haley wasn’t the first former Trump opponent or the most visible to be considered for a cabinet position under the Trump administration — Mitt Romney‘s consideration for the position of secretary of state takes that award — she is the first to accept the position.

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Source: conservativetribune.com

H/T The Washington Times

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