Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley offered Ambassador to United Nations position by Trump

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley released a statement Wednesday morning saying she has been asked to be the Ambassador to the United Nations.

Haley had a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump last week that she said she wanted to keep private, although she did reveal that it went well and they discussed a multitude of topics. The statement released Wednesday morning added that she and Trump talked about the challenges facing the country at home and internationally. Haley said she was up to the UN ambassador task.

In the statement, Haley touched on leaving office in South Carolina: “I always expected to finish the remaining two years of my second term as governor. Not doing so is difficult because I love serving South Carolina more than anything.”

Haley agreed to the UN offer, and it is pending the approval of the Senate. She plans to stay governor until the appointment is official.