Amata recognizes Ambassador Nikki Haley’s service
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in recognition of Ambassador Nikki Haley’s service representing the United States to the United Nations.
“Ambassador Nikki Haley was a superb choice by President Trump for the important leadership post in our foreign policy that she has held effectively for the past two years.
I’ve known Ambassador Haley for some time, and I admire her leadership. In particular, I attended the memorial service in South Carolina following a racially motivated shooting, when she did so much to comfort and bring people together in a time of great sadness. While I certainly hope she’ll consider serving again, she will have many opportunities to continue her exemplary career in either public or private life.
“She is also one of two women from the U.S. Asian Pacific Islander community serving in the Cabinet since the start of the Trump Administration, along with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. They are a source of pride to me, and an inspiration to many, especially those of us with Asian Pacific Islander heritage.
“Ambassador Haley has been a good friend to the entire Pacific region. When I’ve spoken with her, she pointed out how our neighbors in this region of the Pacific have stood with the U.S. in the most important U.N. votes. Ambassador Haley has earned international respect, and she deserves our appreciation for serving the country ably as she makes plans to step away from this role by the end of the year.”