WASHINGTON – Representative Eliot Engel (D, NY16), ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said he is looking forward to hearing from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, President-Elect Trump’s nominee for United Nations ambassador.
“I congratulate Governor Haley and look forward to hearing from her soon about her views on foreign policy and America’s work in the United Nations,” Engel said. “Our country’s permanent representative to the UN is among the most complicated foreign-policy positions in the Administration. Governor Haley will carry out critical diplomacy not just with UN officials, but with representatives of nearly 200 other countries. I wish her well and offer any assistance she might need to make her tenure successful.”
Engel said he does not know the Republican governor personally “…but I do know she represents some of the best that America stands for: a child of immigrants who grew up working in her family’s business, going onto a career in public service and becoming the first woman and the first Indian-American to serve as her state’s governor. She’s a living example of the way immigrants and their families make the United States stronger.”