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Kaine Statement On Nomination Of Governor Nikki Haley To Be U.S. Ambassador To The United Nations

RICHMOND, VA – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement following President-elect Trump’s announcement that he will nominate South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations: 

“I look forward to meeting with Governor Haley and considering her nomination in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  As a former Governor, I believe that Governor Haley’s executive experience would serve her well in the challenging role of negotiating with all United Nations member states and representing the United States on the Security Council.   

During this time of unprecedented humanitarian crisis around the globe from Syria, Yemen, and Iraq to Central African Republic and South Sudan, a responsive and consequential United Nations is necessary, and this will only happen through strong U.S. leadership.  Other top challenges I plan to discuss with Governor Haley include how the United Nations can continue to counter the destabilizing activities of Iran, North Korea, terrorist groups such as ISIS and more powerfully implement its resolutions.”