Nikki Haley

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to reporters at United Nations headquarters, Friday, July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

WASHINGTON, DC (FOX Carolina) - Several political figures issued statements and spoke via Twitter Tuesday after President Trump and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Haley would be leaving office.

Haley said after serving six years as governor in South Carolina, where she dealt with hurricanes, flooding, the Charleston church shooting, and the Townville school shooting, and two years of dealing with Russia, Iran, and others as UN Ambassador, she was ready for some time off.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R, SC) released this statement about Haley and her service to South Carolina and the White House:

“Ambassador Haley has done an outstanding job as United States Ambassador to the United Nations and showed a level of effectiveness rarely seen by someone in this position.

“She is a clear, concise voice for American leadership, American values, and has been a true agent of reform when it came to the United Nations.

“I know all South Carolinians are proud of the service she rendered to our nation and the Trump Administration. 

“Nikki Haley has a very bright future and will be a key player in both the future of the Republican Party and our nation as a whole for years to come.”

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott called Haley a "trailblazer" and a "fighter for human rights." See his full tweet below:

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster tweeted his response, calling Haley a tremendous leader. 

Outgoing U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy tweeted that the US is stronger because of Haley's leadership.

Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a statement, calling Haley's service "extraordinary."

Ivanka Trump tweeted that Haley is a "bold reformer" and an "unwavering champion of truth, principled realism and integrity."

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