|Former United States Ambassador to The United Nations|
From: January 25, 2017 – December 31, 2018
|Former Governor of South Carolina|
From: January 12, 2011 – January 24, 2017
Glenn F. McConnell
|Former State Representative from South Carolina's 87th District|
From: January 11, 2005 – January 11, 2011
Nimrata "Nikki" Haley (née Randhawa, born January 20, 1972, in Lexington, South Carolina, age 49) is the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, serving in the Trump Administration since 2017. She served as the Republican governor of South Carolina from 2011 until 2017. Previously, from 2004 to 2010, she served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. She was endorsed for governor by the former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and won a difficult election.
Haley was one of the strongest fiscal conservatives in state government. She was first elected to represent the 87th District in Lexington County in 2004, when, as a virtual unknown she beat the longest serving state legislator in a Republican primary. In 2008 Representative Haley was sent back to the statehouse with 83 percent of the vote – the highest percentage earned by any lawmaker facing a contested South Carolina election that year.
In October 2018, Haley announced she would resign from the Trump Administration in the coming months, which she then did. During the Republican National Convention in 2020 she expressed interest in rejoining the Trump administration assuming he would win re-election, but then turned against Trump after the election.
Haley turned against Trump in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, however. She joined liberals in unfairly criticizing Trump's exercise of his First Amendment free speech rights, and his strong stance against electoral fraud. In an interview published by Politico on February 12, 2021, Haley turned completely against Trump, speaking about him in terms of untrue "bad that he did" and falsely claiming that "he’s fallen so far."
- 100% Pro-Life
- 100% Pro-2nd Amendment
- "A" rating from the Club for Growth (despite its connections to the Koch Brothers)
- True fiscal conservative
- Supports traditional, family values and opposed to homosexual "marriage"
- Against Obamacare
- Pro-Israel (has called for the United States to cease foreign aid to countries which voted to oppose the US' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital)
- Bowed to liberal pressure and political correctness in opposing flying the Confederate flag (despite the specific flag design representing state's rights rather than slavery)
- Did not support Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign (but did not oppose him either; her lack of open support did not stop President Trump from nominating her as UN Ambassador)
- She takes more liberal positions on immigration.
- She has strong neocon leanings.
- Turned against Trump after the 2020 presidential election.
- Shaw, Adam (October 9, 2018). Nikki Haley resigns as UN ambassador, stays mum on next move. Fox News. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
- Caplan, Joshua (October 9, 2018). President Trump: Nikki Haley Leaving UN Post at Year’s end. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
- Murphy, James (October 9, 2018). Nikki Haley Resigns as Ambassador to the UN. The New American. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
- Fordham, Evie (August 25, 2020). Nikki Haley after RNC speech says she is open to rejoining Trump administration. Fox News. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
- In calling out Trump, Nikki Haley warns of a more sinister threat. The Hill.
- Nikki Haley’s Time for Choosing. Politico. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
- Binder, John (July 24, 2018). Nikki Haley Pushes Multiculturalism: ‘Fabric of America’ Is ‘Multiple Cultures, Multiple Populations’. Breitbart News. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
- Munro, Neil (May 9, 2019). Nikki Haley: Immigration ‘Makes Us Great’. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 9, 2019.