By Eli Ridder | United States
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will leave her post at the end of the year. United States President Donald Trump announced the news Tuesday as he accepted her resignation.
Ms. Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, will depart the envoy role after representing the United States on the Security Council since January of 2017.
The move comes not long after several stories were published about questionable private flights and accepting large gifts.
Many describe Haley as a fierce presence on the Security Council. In her position, she typically works on everything from North Korean sanctions to the Syrian civil war.
Some have reported that her resignation was prompted by her aspirations to run for President. Haley has since responded that she intends to vote and campaign for the President in his 2020 reelection bid. However, the previously mentioned scandals may serve as a bit of a roadblock in her effectiveness as a campaigner.
HALEY: “No, I’m not running in 2020.”
She says she will campaign for TRUMP in 2020.
”It has been the honor of a lifetime” to be UN ambassador, she says.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 9, 2018
Axios first reported this news.
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