[Ed. – Strange bedfellows]
President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be ambassador to the United Nations in his upcoming administration, his transition team announced today.
Haley, a favorite among conservatives, accepted the position this morning.
Haley is the first woman Trump has chosen for a position in his administration. She will need to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate for the post.
While she has been a critic of the Iran nuclear deal, Haley has little foreign policy experience aside from the trade missions she led overseas as governor.
The South Carolina Republican, who attracted national attention for removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state Capitol grounds, initially supported Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, for president.
“I will not stop until we fight a man that chooses not to disavow the KKK,” Haley said on the trail with Rubio in regards to Trump’s initial refusal to repudiate white supremacists supporting his campaign. (He has since repeatedly disavowed their support.) “That’s not who we want as president.”