Haley to meet with senators during Washington trip

Haley to meet with senators during Washington trip
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Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) will meet with senators on Capitol Hill this week in preparation of her confirmation hearing as President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE’s ambassador to the United Nations. 

Haley will "meet some senators as a part of the confirmation process,” according to her spokesman Rob Godfrey, as reported by The Post and Courier. Haley will be in town for the Kemp Leadership Award Dinner, according to her spokesman.

Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerVulnerable senators hold the key to Trump's fate Trump's GOP impeachment firewall holds strong George Conway hits Republicans for not saying Trump's name while criticizing policy MORE (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee told the newspaper he planned to speak with Haley this week. 

"I had a very constructive conversation with her when she was appointed and look forward to talking to her this week," he said.

Before a confirmation vote by the entire Senate, Haley will first have to testify in front of Corker’s committee, which will vote on whether to further her nomination. 

Trump announced Haley as his choice for the ambassadorship last month, despite the governor’s early criticisms of Trump and her endorsement of Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHouse passes bill taking aim at anonymous shell companies Turkey says soldier killed despite cease-fire in Syria White House staggers after tumultuous 48 hours MORE (R-Fla.) during the Republican primary. 

“Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country,” Trump said in a statement at the time of the announcement.