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).
BREAKING: Senate votes convincingly to confirm President Donald Trump's pick of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for UN ambassador.— The Associated Press (@AP) January 24, 2017
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.
BREAKING: Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes overwhelmingly to approve Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations.— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) January 24, 2017
During her confirmation hearing, Haley pledged to support Israel in the U.N. and to stand up for America's best interests.