President Donald Trump nominates Kelly Knight Craft as UN ambassador
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Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, FILE United States Ambassador Kelly Knight Craft delivers a brief statement after presenting her credentials during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, Oct. 23, 2017, in Ottawa.
President Donald Trump has officially nominated Kelly Knight Craft as the new United States ambassador to the United Nations.
If confirmed by the Senate, Craft would be filling a role formerly held by Nikki Haley. The position has not been filled since Haley's resignation in the end of 2018.
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Trump first stated his intention to nominate Craft in February on Twitter. He said that she had done an "outstanding job" in her current role as U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Haley also showed her support for Craft in February on Twitter and said that she would be a "strong voice for America at the United Nations."
Trump's original pick to replace Haley was Heather Nauert, the former State Department spokeswoman. She withdrew her name from consideration in February after problems arose in her background related to an undocumented nanny she had employed at her home.