Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hail Haley, an Impressive Nominee the South Carolina Governor Might Make a Better Secretary of State Than Rex Tillerson

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hail Haley, an Impressive Nominee the South Carolina Governor Might Make a Better Secretary of State Than Rex Tillerson

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One of President-elect Donald Trump's nominees stood out yesterday, head and shoulders above some of his troubling choices.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who lacks foreign policy experience, has been nominated to serve as U.N. ambassador and apparently has taken her confirmation very seriously. She was poised and definitive in ways that secretary of state nominee Rex W. Tillerson was not.

She vowed not to be silent when American values are at stake. She called Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's extrajudicial killings a human rights violation. She called Russia's bombing of Aleppo a human rights violation. She supported continued sanctions on Russia until it changes its behavior. She even acknowledged that Mr. Trump's comment comparing Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin wouldn't help us with our German ally. …

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