Nikki Haley’s departure has opened up the seat for UN ambassador, one of the most important in the diplomatic corps. The Blaze reports:
With Nikki Haley stepping down as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations at the end of the year, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering former Michigan Senate candidate and Iraq War veteran John James to fill the post, according to Bloomberg.
Haley surprisingly announced her resignation in early October, possibly to pursue greater income opportunities in the private sector. Trump praised Haley’s service at the time, and said there were “many names” of potential replacements to consider.
Who is John James? James ran for Senate in Michigan, losing 52 percent to 46 percent against Democratic incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow.
James is a West Point graduate and former Army helicopter pilot who served in Iraq and who now owns a supply chain management business in Detroit called James Group International.
John James’ selection would raise his national profile and potentially prepare him for another elected office run.