Nikki Haley Resigns as United Nations Ambassador

By: Holly Pearson

 Image: by Zach Gibson via Bloomberg / Getty
Image: by Zach Gibson via Bloomberg / Getty

As the first female and second Indian-American to serve as the governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley worked her way up to be appointed by current president Donald Trump to be the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

This reign was recently put to an end as Haley will be leaving the Trump administration on her own timing of January 2019.

The exact reasoning for Haley’s resignation cannot be pinpointed to an exact catalyst, rather an endeavor that requires a big picture perspective. In her letter of resignation to President Trump, Haley emphasizes that “between the UN Ambassadorship and serving in the South Carolina Governorship and General Assembly, I have been in the public office for fourteen straight years. As a businessman, I expect you will appreciate my sense that returning from government to the private sector is not a step down but a step up.” It has been speculated that Haley has a presidential run in her future with this move to focus on her career, leaving at a crucial time before midterm elections.

This is an inspiring move as a woman in politics to decide a career shift based solely on Haley’s goals as a politician as well as her involvement with the United Nations. Simply put, Haley says “I think that it’s just very important for government officials to understand when it’s time to step aside. And I have given everything I’ve got these last eight years and I do think that sometimes it’s good to rotate in other people that can put that same energy and power into it.”

The United States will keep an eye on Nikki Haley as well as other impactful politicians of this era striving to make changes in the current rocky political climate. In the words of the Broadway political musical, Hamilton, “history has its eyes on you.”

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