The Senate on Tuesday confirmed South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in a 96-4 vote. Haley resigned shortly after the vote, and Lt. Gov Henry McMaster (R) was sworn in to replace her for the final two years of her term. During her confirmation hearing, Democrats challenged Haley, a two-term governor, for her lack of international experience, but she won praise for her responses to questions about critical issues such as Russia and United Nations resolutions on Israel.
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