Scott votes in support of UN Ambassador nominee

Washington – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) spoke on the Senate Floor in support of Gov. Nikki Haley on her nomination to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (Full text below of his remarks below). Shortly after, Haley was confirmed by the Senate96 to 4.

“I stand today in support of my friend and Governor, Nikki Haley, who has been nominated for the position of Ambassador to the United Nations. Simply put, Governor Haley is the right choice, and I could not be prouder to support her nomination. She has shown amazing leadership during very trying times in South Carolina, and I know that she will bring that same strength and resolve in reinforcing and strengthening our relationships with our allies.

As she showed through her confirmation hearing, Nikki is a strong, principled leader. And during a time with so much international instability, we need a decisive and compassionate leader like Governor Haley representing our nation. She is the type of visionary leader that will help turn the diplomatic tide of the past years, and reassure our allies that the United States stands in strong support of them.

Nikki has served the people of South Carolina well, and she will be missed. But now, I look forward to addressing her by her new title – Ambassador.”