Nikki Haley Resigns As U.S Ambassador To UN

President Donald Trump most female vocal supporter and US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley has stepped down, according to a report on Tuesday.

President Trump has accepted Haley’s resignation, but the timing of her departure is unclear, Axios reported.

The White House released a statement saying Haley would meet with Trump in the Oval Office at 10:30 a.m.

Haley, the former Republican governor of South Carolina, discussed her resignation with Trump during a White House visit last week, the website said.

She joined the Trump administration in January 2017.

History will remember Haley as key player in Trump admin campaign to "undermine universal human rights," ACLU says

Jamil Dakwar, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Human Rights Program, issued the following comment in the wake of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announcing her resignation:

“History books will remember Nikki Haley as a key player in the Trump administration’s campaign to undermine universal human rights and international bodies. During her tenure, the Trump administration withdrew from the U.N. Human Rights Council and UNESCO, pulled out of the negotiations leading up to the Global Compact on Migration, and attacked a U.N. independent human rights expert investigating poverty in the United States. Haley will leave her post having caused long-term damage to key international human rights bodies and having put the United States in the company of some of the worst human rights abusers. However, Haley's departure should not be mistaken as a sign that the Trump administration is retreating from its misguided policy towards international rule of law and multilateral institutions now that John Bolton has usurped the role of lodging dangerous attacks on international bodies, such as the International Criminal Court.”

UN Secretary General spokesperson hails "strong working relationship" with Nikki Haley

The United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) “wishes to express his deep appreciation for the excellent cooperation and support that Nikki Haley has always demonstrated,” St├ęphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UNSG said at the ongoing daily briefing in New York, adding that they had a “productive” and “strong working relationship,” during her tenure.

The Secretary General looks forward to working with Ambassador Haley until the end of her tenure and with her replacement, he said.

                  Read Nikki Haley's Resignation Letter

Obtained by Elise Labott

Dear Mr. President:

It has been an immense honor to serve our country in your Administration. I cannot thank you enough for giving me this opportunity.

You will recall that when you offered me the position of United States Ambassador to the United Nations in November 2016, I accepted the offer based on some conditions. Those conditions included serving in your Cabinet and on the National Security Council and being free to speak my mind on the issues of the day. You made those commitments and you have absolutely kept them all. For that too, I will always be grateful.

We achieved great successes at the UN. We passed the toughest sanctions against any country in a generation, pressuring North Korea toward denuclearization. We passed an arms embargo on South Sudan that will help reduce violence and hopefully bring peace to that troubled country. We stood up for our ally Israel and began to roll back the UN’s relentless bias against her. We reformed UN operations and saved over $1.3 billion. We spoke out resolutely against dictatorships in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and yes, Russia. Through it all, we stood strong for American values and interests, always placing America first. I am proud of our record.
As a strong supporter of term limits, I have long believed that rotation in office benefits the public. Between the UN Ambassadorship and serving in the South Carolina Governorship and General Assembly, I have been in public office for fourteen straight years. As a businessman, I expect you will appreciate my sense that returning from government to the private sector is not a step down but a step up.

Accordingly, I am resigning my position. To give you time to select a replacement, and to give the Senate time to consider your selection, I am prepared to continue to serve until January 2019.

At that point, I will once again become a private citizen. I expect to continue to speak out from time to time on important public policy matters, but I will surely not be a candidate for any office in 2020. As a private citizen, I look forward to supporting your re-election as President, and supporting the policies that will continue to move our great country toward even greater heights.

With best wishes and deep gratitude,

Nikki Haley

There are five women left in Trump's Cabinet without Haley

Nikki Haley's end-of-year departure from President Donald Trump's Cabinet will set off a scramble to find her replacement.

One consideration for the White House: Haley, a former South Carolina governor with her eyes undeniably set on high office some day, was arguably the most high-profile woman in a Trump Cabinet with few women.

With Haley, there were six women in Trump's Cabinet -- 26%, a lower percentage than Barack Obama's Cabinet, which ranged between 30% and 35%, but higher than George W. Bush, whose Cabinet had between 19% and 24%, according to data compiled by the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers.

If it is not a woman who replaces Haley, the percentage of women in Trump's Cabinet would fall to 22%.
Here are the women who will remain:

Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda E. McMahon

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel

Secretary of Education Elisabeth Prince DeVos

Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen

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