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Nikki Haley sworn in as US ambassador to the United Nations

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Haley will move to New York to take up her post at United Nations headquarters.

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was sworn in Wednesday by Vice President Mike Pence as the United States ambassador to the United Nations.

The South Carolina-born daughter of Indian immigrants took her oath in the morning after the Senate voted 96-4 to approve her nomination. She joins three of President Trump’s other nominees who have already been confirmed: retired Gen. John Kelly as the secretary of homeland security, retired Gen. James Mattis as the Secretary of defense, and former Kansas Sen. Mike Pompeo as the director of the CIA.

Moments after the Senate vote, Haley resigned as South Carolina’s governor and was succeeded by Lt. Gov.Henry McMaster.

During her confirmation hearing, the two-term governor said that she supports Trump’s call to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. She also took a harder line against Russia than Trump, saying she doesn’t think Moscow can be trusted right now.

Haley will move to New York to take up her post at United Nations headquarters.