According to a prepared testimony seen by Reuters, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will reportedly slam the world body over its treatment of Israel during her Senate confirmation hearing.
In the opening remarks for her Wednesday appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Haley states,
“Nowhere has the UN’s failure been more consistent and more outrageous than in its bias against our close ally Israel.”
In the speech, Haley goes on to say,
“Any honest assessment also finds an institution that is often at odds with American national interests and American taxpayers.”
Haley does differ from the views of the President-elect slightly in that she does offer some praise for the activities of the United Nations, including health and food programs that have saved countless lives across the world, as is evidenced in her speech. In fact, she isn’t the first of Mr. Trump’s nominees to differ with him on various things. Other nominees that have done so before the Senate include Secretary of State nominee and former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense nominee retired General James Mattis.
Haley has promised to work with U.S. lawmakers to enact what she claims is “seriously needed change” at the United Nations.