WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s nomination to serve as United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
“Governor Haley is a strong leader who will be an outstanding Ambassador to the United Nations.
“As Governor of South Carolina she has recruited and dealt with some of the largest international business firms in the world. Her husband was a member of the South Carolina National Guard who served a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Governor Haley and her family fully understand what is at stake in the war against radical Islam. I know she will be a valuable ally to President-elect Trump as our nation tries to reengage the world and lead from the front, not behind.
“Governor Haley is a strong supporter of the State of Israel. Her presence as Ambassador will be reassuring to all those who are concerned about the increasing hostility of the United Nations toward Israel.
“I serve as chairman of the Foreign Operations Subcommittee on Appropriations which is responsible for funding the United Nations and all American foreign assistance. I look forward to working with Governor Haley on overdue reforms of the United Nations. I’m confident she will be a strong voice for reform and stand for American interests throughout the world.”