South Carolina’s Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley has agreed to President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to serve as the US envoy to the United Nations,
A leading American newspaper reported that Trump advisers are seeking to diversify his ranks and Haley marks his first female appointment to a cabinet-level post.
The 44-year-old is a rising Republican star and daughter of Indian immigrants.
The leading newspaper of South Carolina reported, “The move, expected Wednesday, continues the steep political rise of the daughter of Indian immigrants that started six years ago when the Bamberg native was elected as South Carolina’s first female and minority governor.”
Haley met Trump at Trump Tower in New York last Thursday as a part of the round of meetings the president-elect has held. As per the report by the World Street Journal, Haley would be the first woman and minority to join Trump’s administration. She would replace Samantha Power as the next US Ambassador to the UN.
The Cabinet position would yet require confirmation by the Senate.