Nikki Haley Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador To U.N.

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Jan 24, 2017 1:00 PM
Nikki Haley Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador To U.N.

UPDATE: It's officially official. Haley has been confirmed by a Senate vote of 96-4. Votes against Haley were cast by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM0, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE).

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Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has been confirmed as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Haley was confirmed with an "overwhelming" vote.

During her confirmation hearing, Haley pledged to support Israel in the U.N. and to stand up for America's best interests.