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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks with reporters outside the Jasper County office building in Ridgeland, S.C., on Monday, May 2, 2016, after a briefing on a $4.5 billion container terminal South Carolina and Georgia are jointly building on the Savannah River. Haley said lawmakers in both states will soon need to begin banking money to help pay for the 1,500-acre project. Planners say the first phase needs to open by 2025. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

The Senate confirmed South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as US Ambassador to the UN


UPDATE 10:39 a.m. Jan. 25:

Haley was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Wednesday morning. 

The Senate overwhelmingly approved South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's nomination for the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations position. 

President Donald Trump nominated Haley for the position in November. 

"Gov. 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," Trump said of Haley. 

CBS News reports that 96 senators voted for Haley, as opposed to the four -- Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) -- who voted against her. 

Haley was the first female and Indian-American to serve as governor of South Carolina. She is best known for the way she handled the 2015 racially motivated shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. After that shooting, she spoke out in favor of removing the Confederate flag from state Capitol grounds. 

The Senate confirmed South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as US Ambassador to the UN

WATCH | Here's a look at Haley's hearing with the Foreign Relations Committee last week. 


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