In the opening minutes of her Senate confirmation hearing for United States Ambassador to the United Nations, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley took a stand to say that she would stand up for one of the United States' closest allies to prevent a repeat of the anti-Israel actions of the past.
"Nowhere, has the U.N.'s failure been more consistent, and more outrageous, then it's bias against our close ally, Israel," said Haley, noting that Israel is subject to a disproportionate number of negative resolutions. She also pointed out that the U.N.'s Human Rights' Council has also condemned Israel a number of times while letting countries like Syria and North Korea off the hook. Haley also criticized America's abstention on Resolution 2334.
Watch the full opening statement here: (Haley's comments on Israel begin around the seven-minute mark.)
Haley also leveled very even-handed criticism and praise to the United Nations, noting that the organization has plenty of successes along with failures. She said that while she may not have as strong a background in international diplomacy, she's confident that she will represent America's interests in the U.N. very well.