Ashley Verdugo/ Staff Writer
Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations has announced that she will resign from her position at the end of the year.
“We will miss you,” said President Trump in an Oval Office appearance.
Haley had told the president about her departure six months ago, but it’s not clear why she left.
According to the Wall Street Journal, she said it was her time to move on from the position.
“I think that it’s just very important for government officials to understand when it’s time to step aside,” Haley said.
Haley’s departure has not been easy on conservatives. Twitter had a frenzy the day she announced her departure. Haley has become a GOP superstar; specifically amongst women.
She was the first female governor of South Carolina and the first Indian-American to serve as a governor in the U.S.
Haley has broken barriers by turning away from the feminist ideology and instead embracing conservative values while in office. In 2017 she was confirmed as the U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
Haley was bold and assertive in the decisions that she made in her time at the U.N.
Her most notable moment was when the U.S. decided to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The divisive resolution brought reproach from other nations with 128 countries condemning the U.S. for its decision.
But Haley stood her ground and said, “America will put our embassy in Jerusalem.”
“That is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that. But this vote will make a difference in how Americans look at the U.N. and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the U.N. And this vote will be remembered.”
She did not back down in the face of the U.N.
Haley is an inspiration for women seeking to be in politics. She made an impact in her time at U.N. and proved that even in the face of adversary we do not have to back down from our morals.
I hope to see her serving our country in another capacity.
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