Nikki Haley

United States Ambassador to the United Nations

  • 2006 Votes for a bill in the S.C. House that would hold abortion doctors liable for criminal assault charges against the mother when carrying out abortions. (source)
  • 6/26/11 Supports a bill that would require all immigrants to carry documentation at all times proving that they are legal. (source) The law is attacked by the U.S. Justice Department for violating the Constitution on several grounds. (source)
  • July 2013 Fined $3,500 by the State Ethics Commission of South Carolina and given a “public warning” for failing donor reporting requirements. (source)
  • January 2016 Excoriates Trump in a Rebuttal to the State of the Union address: “Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume.” And later to NBC: “Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk.” (source)
  • 2/29/16 On the campaign trail with Marco Rubio, says of Trump: “I will not stop until we fight a man that chooses not to disavow the K.K.K. That is not a part of our party. That is not who we are.” (source)
  • 2/29/16 Dismisses Trump in a tweet with “Bless your heart” after she demands that he release his tax returns. He initially tweets “The people of South Carolina are embarrassed by Nikki Hailey![sic]” (source)


As U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

  • 3/27/17 Opposing a nuclear weapons ban endorsed by over 120 countries, saying "There is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear weapons. But we have to be realistic." (BBC)
  • 4/24/17 Announces to NBC News that the U.S. is planning on a strike on North Korea: "If you see him attack a military base, if you see some sort of intercontinental ballistic missile, obviously, we’re going to do that." The statement caught Pentagon officials off guard. (DailyBeast)
  • 4/24/17 At a luncheon for ambassadors from several UN Security Council countries, Trump jokes that if members of the U.N. Security Council don't like U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, she "could easily be replaced." (Hill)
  • 7/4/17 Complains on Twitter about working: "Spending my 4th in meetings all day #ThanksNorthKorea" (Hill)
  • 7/9/17 After Trump's first meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, says that the U.S. needs "to get together" with Moscow on cybersecurity. (Hill)(WashExaminer)
  • 8/9/17 Citing family concerns, Haley's Chief of Staff and communications director both resign. (Bloomberg)
  • 10/3/17 A federal watchdog cites a violation of the Hatch Act by Haley when she retweeted the president's endorsement of Ralph Newman, a S.C. House candidate who later won. (Hill)
  • 12/19/17 Threatens on Twitter to take down the names of anyone at the U.N. who does not vote to support Trump's declaration of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (CNN)
    • 12/19/17 Is opposed 128-9 with 35 abstentions, with the following nations in support: Israel, Micronesia, Nauru, Togo and Tonga, Palau, the Marshall Islands, Guatemala and Honduras. (CNN)
    • 12/22/17 After the vote, Haley invites the nations that voted in favor of Trump's declaration as well as those which abstained from voting to attend a reception party, while not inviting the 128 nations which voted against the resolution. (Newsweek)
  • 12/28/17 Two Russian comedians prank call Haley and she readily claims to be “closely following” the elections of a fake country called “Binomo” and acknowledges that the Russians “absolutely did” interfere with its recent elections. (Hill)
  • 4/16/18 Trump puts a sudden and full halt to new Russian sanctions a day after Haley announces the sanctions. (WaPo)
  • 5/20/18 Raises protocol concerns after continuing to mix personal tweets with those related to her job as U.S. ambassador. (Politico)
  • 6/20/18 The United States withdraws from the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a "cesspool of political bias," with Haley describing it as a "hypocritical and self-serving organisation" that displayed "unending hostility towards Israel". (BBC)
  • 6/22/18 Dismisses a poverty report by the United Nations, saying: "The Special Rapporteur wasted the UN’s time and resources, deflecting attention from the world’s worst human rights abusers and focusing instead on the wealthiest and freest country in the world.” (Hill)(the report)
  • 9/26/18 Addressing the incident where the U.N. General Assembly laughed at Trump after he claimed to them in an address that he had accomplished more than almost any other administration in the history of the United States, Haley says: “It’s not diplomatic and they find it funny. When he goes and he is very truthful, they kind of were taken back by it... The media has this so wrong. Do they love America? No. Do they respect America? Now they do.” (DailyBeast)
  • 10/8/18 Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington call for an investigation into whether Haley violated federal ethics regulations by accepting flights on private planes. (Hill)
  • 10/9/18 Haley announces that she is stepping down as U.N. Ambassador by the end of the year, not citing her reasoning. (NYT)