President-elect Donald J. Trump has on Wednesday picked Gov. Nikki R. Haley of South Carolina to join his cabinet as United Nations ambassador.
In a statement , Ms. Haley said she had accepted Mr. Trump’s offer because she felt good about South Carolina’s economic standing. She added that this month’s elections had brought “exciting changes to America.”
“When the president believes you have a major contribution to make to the welfare of our nation, and to our nation’s standing in the world, that is a calling that is important to heed,” the statement said.
Ms. Haley, 44, an Indian-American who is a rising star in Republican politics, pushed for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State House after the deadly church shooting in Charleston in June 2015. During the Republican primary, she was a frequent and vocal critic of Mr. Trump and supported Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.
Ms. Haley,is the daughter of immigrants and favors free markets and global trade
Also appointed are Ms. DeVos, who was named education secretary, and Mr. Carson whose selection as
secretary of housing and urban
development is expected to be
announced on Friday.