Heather Nauert - What Are People Saying?
President Donald Trump
President Trump said this in his announcement, "I want to congratulate Heather, and thank Ambassador Nikki Haley for her great service to our country."
I am pleased to announce that Heather Nauert, Spokeswoman for the United States Department of State, will be nominated to serve as United Nations Ambassador. I want to congratulate Heather, and thank Ambassador Nikki Haley for her great service to our Country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had this to say about Nauert's nomination: "I have great confidence in her. Heather plays a key role in advancing U.S. foreign policy & I look forward to her speedy confirmation."
Very pleased with @POTUS' intent to nominate Heather Nauert as @USUN Amb. She's traveled with me since Day One as @UnderSecPD & @statedeptspox. I have great confidence in her. Heather plays a key role in advancing U.S. foreign policy & I look forward to her speedy confirmation.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 7, 2018
Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senator
Senator Lindsey Graham's reaction to the announcement: "I'm sure she will perform well at her hearing and look forward to supporting her nomination."
Newt Gingrich, former U.S. Speaker of the House
Gingrich said this on Fox News after her nomination was announced: "I think there's a real sense that she can communicate effectively. And remember, a major part of the United Nations ambassador's job is public diplomacy."
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas
Huckabee warned her Senate confirmation will be tough: "I'm sure she's going to face a real grilling at the U.S. Senate. It is not something I would wish on an enemy, much less a friend, and I consider Heather a friend."