Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will serve as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Haley received support from both Republican and Democrat leaders and her appointment was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate with a vote of 96 to four.
Haley, the daughter of immigrants from India, was the first female governor of South Carolina and the country’s first female governor of Indian descent. Before she resigned as governor January 24, Haley — born in 1972 — had been the nation’s youngest chief state executive.
“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,” Trump said when he announced his intention to nominate Haley. “She is also a proven deal-maker, and we look to be making plenty of deals.”
SLE -Feb 6, 2017