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."



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."



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."