Nikki Haley’s resignation a surprise to other UN leaders


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Nikki Haley announced her resignation as US Ambassador to the United Nations this week, effective at the end of the year.

Cedarville University’s Dr. Glen Duerr joined 2 NEWS Tuesday to discuss the surprising announcement.

“In some ways it’s a major surprise because it didn’t seem like a lot of people knew, especially within the senior parts of the administration. On the other hand, though, this is a position where she’s the twenty-ninth US Ambassador to the UN in a span of a little over seventy years. The average lifespan for this tenure is two and a half years and so, in that sense, it’s not a surprise,” says Dr. Duerr.

He goes on to say that Haley was very well-liked across the political aisle, by both Republicans and Democrats.

“She really is a rising star, served in the South Carolina House, then as South Carolina Governor, she has both executive and foreign policy experience, so there’s a very good chance she’ll run in 2024,” Dr. Duerr said.

President Trump says he has narrowed down Haley’s potential replacements to five people.

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