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Nikki Haley CONFIRMED As UN Ambassador

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmed the appointment of Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday.

Nikki Haley (Getty Images)

Nikki Haley (Getty Images)

The former South Carolina governor was expected to receive little resistance from committee members, yet Politico reports two Democratic Senators — Delaware’s Chris Coons and New Mexico’s Tom Udall — voted to block her.

During her confirmation hearing last week, Haley unexpectedly told lawmakers that she thinks “the climate change issue should always be on the table.” (RELATED: Nikki Haley Testifies Before Congress)

Nikki Haley (Getty Images)

Nikki Haley (Getty Images)

Haley aligned herself with President Trump’s position that the Paris agreement should not “interfere” with the U.S. economy, but her statement showed a departure from the climate change stance she held as S.C. governor.

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