Nikki Haley

Senate confirms South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for UN ambassador

Senate confirms South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for UN ambassador

Gov. Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday as South Carolina's CEO to become the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, giving the state's helm to an early backer of President Donald Trump.

Haley turned in her resignation letter minutes after the U.S. Senate confirmed her as Trump's Cabinet pick.

Under the state constitution, Haley's resignation letter immediately made Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster the 91st governor of South Carolina. His official swearing-in ceremony will be held later. Haley is expected to attend.

After officially resigning, Haley addressed a crowd in the Capitol lobby.

"There's lots of work to do, but we have...

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