By ERICK ERICKSON
Nikki Haley is an effective leader and will be missed, but I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of her on the world stage I consider Nikki Haley a friend. I have no special insight on why she has decided to leave her post as US Ambassador to the United Nations at the end of the year, but I have every hope we have not seen the last of her on the national stage.
I first met Nikki Haley in 2009. My friend Moe Lane insisted we invite her to the first RedState Gathering in Atlanta that year. She lit up the place. The next year, she became Governor of South Carolina. She took on the good old boys and brought real change and transparency to the dark rooms of the South Carolina State Capitol.
While Governor, she took on the hot button issue of the Confederate battle flag after the Charleston shooting and built a bipartisan coalition to finally take it down. President Trump asked Governor Haley to be his UN Ambassador and she has thrived in the position. She has pushed reform at the United States and made things difficult for the dictators and communist autocrats who have polluted that organization.
She will be missed in that role. It has been fun watching her grow on the national stage and zealously push a robust American foreign policy.
Nikki Haley is awesome. I am excited to see what she does next.
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