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Opinion: Like Nikki Haley, her replacement should be focused on putting America first

(Sinclair Broadcast Group)

In a surprise announcement, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has resigned.

She will be stepping down at the end of the year, concluding nearly two years of being a strong voice for American interests at the U.N. and around the globe.

Haley was instrumental in pulling the United States out of the U.N. Council on Human Rights, calling it a “cesspool of political bias” because the council includes human rights abusers such as China, Venezuela, and Cuba.

Haley was also pivotal in helping impose tougher sanctions on Iran and North Korea.

Ambassador Haley has been a staunch defender of Israel. She has supported the president’s decision to move the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Haley has done a fantastic job attempting to illuminate the shortcomings of the U.N. and holding both our enemies and our allies accountable on the world stage.

What’s next?

President Trump has already indicated that he has a short list of five candidates in mind for the job and will name a nominee in the coming weeks.

Whoever the next Ambassador to the U.N. is he or she should be focused on putting America first, just like Ambassador Haley has been.

Here’s the Bottom Line: Ambassador Haley had a very successful run in her position and was a great advisor and ally to President Trump. She has represented the administration and the United States admirably.

It is important that the work that Ambassador Haley has done to strengthen America’s standing in the world continues.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations

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