On Russia, Trump's United Nations pick Nikki Haley breaks ranks with the boss

On Russia, Trump's United Nations pick Nikki Haley breaks ranks with the boss

On Russia, Trump's United Nations pick Nikki Haley breaks ranks with the boss

Although Haley plans to say she looks forward to representing the United States in the worldwide forum, her skepticism about the United Nations' value echoes President-elect Donald Trump and aides who have said the New York-based body in biased, bloated and ineffectual.

Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the committee's top Democrat, said that despite the United Nations shortcomings, "it is nearly impossible to imagine a world without the U.N". "And I think that what we have seen is when the president-elect gets to hear from his national security team, I think what he says after that is the most important", Haley added. Chris Coons (D-Del.) after meeting with Haley. She backed up her charge with numbers: In the recently concluded General Assembly session, "the United Nations adopted twenty resolutions against Israel and only six targeting the rest of the world's countries combined".

Graham began his remarks by saying Haley's story growing up in SC was "uniquely American", before praising her leadership skills during the Charleston church shooting in June 2015.

She said she recognizes the importance of refugee programs, describing interpreters who helped ensure the safety of her husband's National Guard unit while deployed to Afghanistan, who were granted asylum because their lives would have been at risk if they'd stayed in Afghanistan.

Haley still occasionally attends services at her parents' SC gurdwara (Sikh place of worship). While the U.S.is a member of the high-level human rights body, it withdrew its participation under President George W. Bush.

If the United Nations pulls out all troops from such contributing countries, that might be a big economic loss for them. The U.S. also supported the creation of the U.N.'s first-ever LGBT watchdog that the U.N. Human Rights Council approved a year ago.

On the subject of U.N. peacekeepers, who have been accused of sexual abuse in a number of African countries, Haley said the United States must push to hold U.N. member states responsible for their actions and strengthen whistleblower protections.

HALEY: What I'll tell you is Russian Federation is trying to show their muscle right now. "I don't think Russia's going to be the only one-I think we're going to start to see this around the world with other countries".

"We contribute 22 percent of the U.N.'s budget, far more than any other country".

Haley's parents are from India.

Haley was born Nimrata Randhawa in SC, attended Clemson University and served in the state legislature before she was elected governor in 2010. Haley campaigned for Florida Sen.

Sen. James E. Risch, R-Idaho, said Kane's assessment of the Iran agreement "is 180 degrees at odds with reality".

Nevertheless, Israel may dominate Haley's confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Marco Rubio and then Sen.

When pressed by senators to reconcile Trump's most controversial statements along the campaign trail, from suggesting that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was obsolete and vowing to rip up a historic climate change agreement, Haley indicated there could be daylight between Trump's promises as a candidate and actions as president.

"I think you've impressed everybody in the individual meetings you've had", Corker said. She told reporters past year that North Carolina's House Bill 2 and similar laws that critics have described as anti-trans and anti-LGBT are not "necessary" in SC. "You surround yourself with people who don't just say 'yes.' And what I know about the president-elect is he will listen". She added her party would "also insist on respect for religious liberty as a cornerstone of our democracy".

She promised to ensure the United States remains a leading voice at the United Nations and in the worldwide community. Haley also refused to expand Medicaid and rejected federal funds through the Affordable Care Act that Obama signed in 2010. Tim Scott, who both praised her for her leadership during last year's historic flooding in SC and her handling of the controversy surrounding the removal of the Confederate flag over the statehouse nine days after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston. "I was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, the daughter of immigrants from Punjab, India".

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