Senate votes to confirm Nikki Haley as new ambassador to the UN

She will step down from her post in South Carolina to take one of the country’s highest profile diplomatic jobs and one that would burnish her resume for higher office later.

Haley, who has no formal diplomatic experience, won significant Democratic support. The vote of 96-4 reflected some Democrats’ view that Haley would be a sensible diplomat and speak her mind in the new administration.