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Gov. Nikki Haley confirmed as UN Ambassador

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-24 18:30:26-05

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was confirmed by the United States Senate on Tuesday to be the next Ambassador to the United Nations. Haley was confirmed by a 96-4 vote. 

Earlier on Tuesday, the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee gave its approval to confirm Haley to the UN post. 

Haley's confirmation comes just weeks after a GOP representative proposed a bill for the United States to withdraw from the United Nations. The intergovernmental organization has 193 member states.