OF COURSE I LIKE THE PICK, BUT WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE A UN THESE DAYS?
President-elect Trump has tapped South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be the post of United States ambassador to the United Nations. Haley has accepted the nomination. The South Carolina governor said in a statement that she was “honored” for the chance to serve the country as U.N. ambassador. Haley is the daughter of immigrants, from India is serving her second term in the South Carolina statehouse and is seen as a rising star in the Republican Party. She is the first female named to the Trump Cabinet. Haley will remain as the South Carolina’s governor until the Senate acts on her appointment.
President-elect Trump has offered South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and she has accepted, Mr. Trump’s transition team announced Wednesday morning.
“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,” the president-elect said in a statement. “She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage.”
The South Carolina governor, in her own statement, said she was “honored” for the chance to serve the country as U.N. ambassador.
Haley said she was moved to accept the nomination for two reasons: “The first is a sense of duty. When the President believes you have a major contribution to make to the welfare of our nation, and to our nation’s standing in the world, that is a calling that is important to heed. The second is a satisfaction with all that we have achieved in our state in the last six years and the knowledge that we are on a very strong footing,” she wrote.
WELL OF COURSE SHE ENDORSES RUBIO, DID YOU THINK SHE WOULD EVER ENDORSE TRUMP?
Popular South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley endorsed Florida US Sen. Marco Rubio for president yesterday just ahead of this weekend’s SC primaries. I mean, who did you think she was going to endorse, Donald Trump? After Haley gave the response to Obama’s last SOTU, she took jabs at Donald Trump that did not go unnoticed. This is going to be an interesting make or break Marco Rubio primary. Rubio has been endorsed by 3 of the most popular Republican politicians in South Carolina, Sen. Tim Scott, Rep. Trey Gowdy and now Gov. Haley. She has an 81% approval rating in South Carolina. The polls show that Donald Trump is way out ahead, but if Rubio does not place a strong second, the night will be a failure.
Watch the below video from ‘On the Record’ with Greta Van Susteren. Just curious, was that an endorsement or a date?
“I want a president who understands they have to go back to Washington, D.C., and bring a conscience back to our Republicans,” Haley, a Lexington Republican, told a crowd of hundreds gathered outside a Chapin warehouse.
Haley said she made the decision as a mother who wants a safer, more prosperous nation for her children and as the wife of a combat veteran who wants more support for the military.
Haley did not say why she didn’t choose others candidates running in Saturday’s GOP primary.
“We have good people running for president, and I thank them today for their sacrifice and their willingness to serve,” she said. “But my job was to find the person I thought who could do it the best.
“I wanted someone with fight. I wanted somebody with passion. I wanted somebody who has the conviction to do the right thing,” she said. “But I wanted somebody humble enough (who) remembers that you work for all the people.”
DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ Says South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Choice as GOP Response to President Obama’s SOTU Address Demonstrated the Party’s Lack of Diversity
WHEN IS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY GOING TO WISE UP AND GET RID OF DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ?
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver the GOP response to Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech. That was not lost on Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and neither was once again put her foot in her mouth again and making an ass out of herself. Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed the Republican Party’s choice of Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union address demonstrated the party’s lack of diversity. HUH? What a hateful, vile individual. It would seem that lost on the DNC chair is the fact that the Democrats are running nothing bust pasty white candidates. Diversity? Meanwhile the GOP has both men and women seeking a presidential nomination, two Latinos, one black and a dude born in Canada. Oh that’s right, the Democrats have Hillary Clinton as their standard barer for woman and diversity, the same woman who stood behind, protected and enabled her husband Bill Clinton to sexually harass woman and worse.
It would appear that not only does Debbie downer not know the difference between the Democrat party and Socialism, she also is definition challenged when it comes to the word diversity. Actually Debbie, you know what demostares a lack of diversity, running a bunch of lily white liberals!
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed the Republican Party’s choice of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union address demonstrated the party’s lack of diversity.
Oops! Has she looked at the Democratic lineup of presidential candidates lately?
“It’s pretty clear that Nikki Haley is being chosen because the Republican Party has a diversity problem,” Wasserman Schultz, who’s also a Florida congresswoman said in a conference call, according to The Hill, which reported:
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley at FN Manufacturing … Fires Gun, ‘It was a good stress reliever – and I did it in heels!’
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley goes to FN Manufacturing in Columbia, SC as she celebrates manufacturing in the Palmetto state. Nikki Haley toured FN Manufacturing in the state capital of Columbia. She has made political hay over luring another gun producer, PTR Industries, from the less gun-friendly state of Connecticut in June.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is known for shooting from the hip. On Friday the Republican politician turned that idiom into a reality during a tour of a gun manufacturing plant, firing ‘quite a few’ guns on an indoor range, including a fully-automatic military machine gun.
Look out Arnold. There’s a new Governor Terminator in town.
‘It was a good time,’ she told reporters after putting holes in several paper targets. ‘It was a good stress reliever – and I did it in heels!’
Outrage After Dem Party Leader Insult Nikki Haley’s Indian Heritage … Says They’ll Send GOP Governor Nicki Haley “Back to Wherever the Hell She Came From” (Update: Harpootilan Defends Comment)
Talk about your double standards … Who knew the Democrat Chairman in South Carolina was a “birther”?
Republicans are outraged after South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootilan’s racist attack against Indian-American Governor Nicki Haley. The SC Democrat Party leader told supports at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is Columbia, SC that they will send “Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.” Really Mr.Harpootilan, just where exactly is that, Gov. Haley was born in the USA. NikkinHaley was born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa in Bamberg, South Carolina, on January 20, 1972, to an Indian Sikh family. Imagine that, these are the same people who call those who question Barack Obama’s birth certificate and where he was born. Talk about your double standards? Its perfectly ok for Democrats to make racist comments. Where is the MSM outrage? Oh that’s right, Nikki Haley is a Republican.
Conservatives are outraged after a Democrat in South Carolina allegedly insulted Republican Gov. Nikki Haley’s Indian heritage at a party gathering in Columbia on Friday.
The state’s Democratic Party Chairman, Dick Harpootlian, is believed to have said the party will take on the Conservative in the next gubernatorial race and send ‘Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.’
Gov. Haley was born in the U.S. but her parents are from India.
Yahoo political reporter Chris Moody tweeted on Friday that Mr Harpootlian made the comment, in support of Democrat challenger Vince Sheheen, who has declared he will run for governor.
Please, had any such comment been made against Barack Obama or an individual of color who was a Democrat, everyone in the media, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be crying foul and the race card. Powerline reminds us of the past vicious comments that Harpootilan made against Nikki Haley and was allowed to get away with.
Harpootlian, a longtime Democratic figure who has a history of using harsh rhetoric, made the comments at the party’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner just moments before Vice-President Joe Biden took the stage.
Asked what he meant by comment, Harpootlian wrote in an email: “Lexington County.”
Before being elected governor in 2010, Haley lived in the suburban Columbia county and represented the area in the state House.
As to whether he thought the comment could be seen as touching on her race and parents’ immigrant status, Harpootlian responded: “No, she was born in Bamberg [South Carolina] and lived in Lexington. Anybody implying anything different is attempting to feign insult.”