Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, has been utterly fearless in her new role as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
Following her first meeting with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in February. Haley slammed the body’s anti-Israel bias in a scathing speech. Since her opening salvo, Haley has continued to decry the U.N.’s anti-Israel policies at multiple events.
Haley hasn’t shied away from hitting Russia either. During a U.N. Security Council meeting Wednesday, the ambassador gave a chilling speech in which she showed photographs of Syrian children who were victims of Tuesday’s sarin gas attack:
“Just a few weeks ago, this council attempted to hold Assad accountable for suffocating his own people to death with toxic chemicals. Russia stood in the way of this accountability. They made an unconscionable choice. They chose to close their eyes to the barbarity; defied the conscience of the world…”
Staring the Russian Ambassador right in the eye, Haley continued:
“How many more children have to die before Russia cares? [long pause] The U.S. sees yesterday’s attack as a disgrace at the highest level — an assurance that humanity means nothing to the Syrian government.”
Haley continued to stand firmly when on Friday, she issued a statement denying Bolivia’s request for a closed-door meeting about Syria:
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) April 7, 2017
“This morning, Bolivia requested an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the events in Syria. It asked for the discussion to be held in closed session. The United States, as president of the Council this month, also decided the session would be held in the open. Any country that chooses to defend the atrocities of the Syrian regime will have to do so in full public view, for all the world to hear.”
While other politicians, including our own president, have tiptoed around Russia. Haley also has decided to go the other route – and it’s a beautiful thing to see in action.