United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has never been one to mince words. And since her very first day at the U.N., she has made it clear that she will back the Trump administration absolutely on the promise to stand with Israel.
Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have said on multiple occasions that their intent was to have Israel’s back — and toward that end, the Trump administration decided to allow a 22-year-old piece of legislation to finally take effect.
That legislation, passed under President Bill Clinton in 1995, formally acknowledges Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. And President Trump’s decision not to delay or defer its implementation (as every president since then has done) left the international community more than a little hacked off.
In response, the U.N. attempted to nullify Trump’s action. Haley was quick with the veto, saying:
“The United States will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy.”
But now, the U.N. is taking the measure before the General Assembly — a special session was called to hold a vote on Thursday.
If that vote passes, President Trump will be formally asked to rescind his statement — but Haley made it clear on Twitter that her veto speech was just the warmup act:
At the UN we’re always asked to do more & give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us. On Thurs there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names. pic.twitter.com/ZsusB8Hqt4
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) December 19, 2017
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