SC Governor, and former Lexington County legislator Nikki Haley, reportedly headed to the UN in NYC
Lexington County, SC (Paul Kirby) – Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s two term Republican Governor and former Lexington legislator, is reportedly headed to New York City to take a job as the US Ambassador to the United Nation. This is being reported by multiple news sources although it has not been independently confirmed by any member of President Elect Trump’s transition team. She would need to be confirmed by the US Senate prior to taking the job.
Haley is South Carolina’s 116th Governor. She was first sworn into that post in 2011. Prior to becoming the Governor, she represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from the Lexington, Lake Murray area from 2005 to 2011.
Haley was the first woman ever elected to serve as Governor of South Carolina. According to Wikipedia, she is only the second Asian-American of Indian descent to serve as governor in the United States. The first was Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.
The US Ambassador to the UN is a diplomatic official that is appointed by the President of the United States to represent us at the United Nations in New York City. Our current US Ambassador to the UN is Samantha Power, who has been serving since August of 2013.
The United Nations, founded in 1945 after the end of World War II, is an international organization that is committed to maintaining international peace and security; developing friendly relations among nations; promoting social progress, and improving living standards and human rights worldwide. The UN often sends multi-national troops into areas of the world where conflicts are occurring to act as “Peace Keepers,” a stabilizing force that protects human rights and lives.
If Haley takes the job and is confirmed by the Senate, South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster would become our governor.