South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has accepted an offer to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, according to CBS News.
“Our country faces enormous challenges here at home and internationally. Last week, President-elect Trump asked if I would meet with him to discuss those challenges, which I was happy to do,” Haley said in a statement. “He has asked that I serve our country as our next Ambassador to the United Nationals. Pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate, I have agreed.”
If it is confirmed by the Senate, his means Haley would represent the Trump administration at the 193-nation world body.
Haley is serving her second term as governor and would be the first woman named to the Trump Cabinet.
“Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country,” said President-elect Trump. “She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage.”
She backed Florida Senator Marco Rubio in the Republican primaries, but was still happy to see Trump win the presidency.
“While I won’t pretend to have always been president-elect’s biggest cheerleader, I did vote for him. And I was absolutely thrilled to see him win,” Haley said.