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 TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? 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 CorkerTrump announces, endorses ambassador to Japan's Tennessee Senate bid Meet the key Senate player in GOP fight over Saudi Arabia Trump says he's 'very happy' some GOP senators have 'gone on to greener pastures' 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 RubioGOP group calls on Republican senators to stand up to McConnell on election security in new ads What the gun safety debate says about Washington Trump moves forward with F-16 sale to Taiwan opposed by China 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.