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 posted below, she denies any intention to run for president in 2020, saying that she will be “campaigning for this guy’, pointing to President Trump sitting next to her.

There is also speculation on 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 requesting 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.

The group said in a statement: “Ambassador Haley asserted that each gifted flight qualified for an exception based on a personal relationship with the giver. The report, however, does not provide enough information to demonstrate that this exception was applicable to the flights.”

Reasons aside, she’s joined quite the group with this move, a group including such notables, among more, as Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, and-

THE MOOCH!