Nikki Haley Lays Rumors to Rest: ‘I Don’t Want to be Secretary of State’

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

RIP to the rumors that were swirling around United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley and her interest in possibly shooting for Secretary of State. She shot them down and laid them to rest!

During a press briefing on Thursday she was asked if she was eyeing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s job. She easily responded that she was not interested in the position. Rather, she said that she is focused on her own position, and “trying to do a good job” at it.

Haley said, “I’m trying to be responsible in my job, and I’m trying to make sure I inform the American people everything that I know,” she continued, “That’s what I’m trying to do, and I’m trying to serve the president of this country the best I can.”

Haley added, “If people want to take it to mean something else, that’s their issue. It’s not anything I spend time on.”

The Hill reports:

Asked whether she was interested in the top State Department post, Haley bluntly responded: “No, I do not.”

Haley revealed earlier this month that she had turned down then-President-elect Trump’s offer to serve at the helm of the State Department.

“I’m very aware of when things are right and when they are not,” Haley said in an interview on CNN. “I just thought he could find someone better.”

 

Here is the clip from the press briefing:

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