Nikki Haley Announces Resignation as U.N. Ambassador

The Move Comes Abruptly and as a Surprise to Many

Former South Carolina Governor and United States Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.

Former South Carolina Governor and United States Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.

10/9/18, 1:05 pm EDT

By John Corry, photo from CNN

United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced today that she will be resigning from her post starting January 1st, 2019.

In the video–also posted below–she denies any intention to run for president in 2020, saying that she will be “campaigning for this guy’, as she points to a giddy President Trump sitting next to her.

There has been some speculation regarding the timing of this announcement: on Sunday, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint to the state department’s inspector general, and requested an investigation regarding some flights Haley filed on her 2017 financial disclosure. The complaint asserts that Haley was reaping personal benefits from her position as UN Ambassador. “Ambassador Haley asserted that each gifted flight qualified for an exception based on a personal relationship with the giver,” the group said in a statement. “The report, however, does not provide enough information to demonstrate that this exception was applicable to the flights.”

But that’s really not much of a big deal these days. Moreover, discussions of varying importance greatly fall short to this one, as Haley’s joined quite the group with this move, a group including such notables, among more, as: Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, H.R. McMaster, Rex Tillerson, and-

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