Curtis: Nikki Haley for U.N. Ambassador

By Jessica Curtis
January 23, 2017

President Donald Trump is right. The United Nations will be very different when his appointee for ambassador to the assembly, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, assumes her post after confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

The appointment of Haley could not be more timely given the increased focus on the United States’ recent voting record in the United Nations. President Obama’s legacy of lackluster leadership in the assembly over the last eight years must be course-corrected. Especially after Ambassador Samantha Power’s recent abstention during the U.N. Security Council resolution criticizing Israeli settlements. Their actions hardly instilled confidence in the direction the Obama administration pursued.

Haley is the ideal candidate to turn that around. She will be the bold force with proven leadership experience capable of standing with our allies and protecting American interests. Her record as governor tackling tough issues shows her to be a strong leader capable of ushering necessary change. The American people need someone like her standing with our allies against unfriendly nations and clearly communicating the policies of the United States.


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