Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.), President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, slammed the U.N. for its "bias" against "our close ally" Israel during her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, and vowed to take a stand against those biases if confirmed. "I will never abstain when the U.N. takes any action that comes in direct conflict with U.S. interests and values," Haley said.
Last month, the U.S. abstained when the U.N. voted against Israeli settlements being built on Palestinian land, drawing criticism from President-elect Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
Haley said Wednesday the American people are "fed up" with the U.N.'s "mistreatment of Israel," and promised to take it upon herself to "reform the U.N."