Senate Committee Approves Haley Nomination to U.N.

WASHINGTON (AP) -
The United Nations headquarters in New York.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has overwhelmingly approved South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

By voice vote, the panel recommended President Donald Trump’s selection of Haley to the full Senate. She is expected to be confirmed easily.

Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the committee’s top Democrat, backed Haley’s nomination. Cardin said that what Haley lacks in foreign-policy experience, “she makes up for in capability, intelligence and a track record of building coalitions in South Carolina.”

During her confirmation hearing, Haley declared her support for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim.

Haley also took a hard line against Russia, saying she doesn’t think Moscow can be trusted right now.