Nikki Haley left her post as Ambassador to the UN on December 31, and there was a palpable sadness upon her departure. The UN had been a cesspit of anti-Israel hatred for so long, then along came Haley, who stood up for American values and the Jewish state.
Can anyone replace her?
President Trump, who deserves enormous credit for nominating Haley and supporting her ferocious pro-Israel posture, plans to nominate State Department Under-Secretary for Public Policy and Public Affairs Heather Nauert. As State’s chief spokesperson for the past two years, Nauert has shown the steely reserve of Haley, and then some. She was charged with going before the media and the world to explain President Trump’s reversal of the Iran nuclear deal, and many other issues.
In consecutive briefings, Nauert made it unmistakably clear that the hatred and discord being sewn by Iran would be met with the strongest sanctions, and any countries seeking to violate these sanctions will be held accountable. Nauert also used her platform to give a voice to those suffering under the brutal rule of the mullahs. In a tweet last October, Nauert again stood up for the people of Iran, calling on the Islamic Republic to embrace the type of religious tolerance introduced to the world by Cyrus the Great, who assisted his Jewish subjects in erecting the Second Temple in Jerusalem, then under his control.