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 TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' 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 CorkerPress: How 'Nervous Nancy' trumped Trump Press: How 'Nervous Nancy' trumped Trump Amash gets standing ovation at first town hall after calling for Trump's impeachment 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 RubioElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw The Hill's Morning Report — Uproar after Trump's defense of foreign dirt on candidates 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.