WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, announced his support on Tuesday for South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as U.N. Ambassador following a vote on her nomination in Committee. Murphy questioned Haley when she testified before the Committee last week.

“After an extensive one-on-one meeting with Governor Haley and her testimony in the Foreign Relations Committee, I’m reassured by her commitment to furthering American leadership through the United Nations,” said Murphy. “The U.N. is an vitally important institution that provides food for 90 million people, vaccinates 40% of the world’s children, assists 55 million refugees, and provides maternal healthcare to 30 million vulnerable women. I know Governor Haley recognizes the important national security and humanitarian implications of a strong U.S. presence on this international stage. However, I continue to be concerned by the vast discrepancies between President Trump and his nominees, including Governor Haley, on issues like torture, discrimination, and support for our critical alliances around the world. I voted for Governor Haley today in the hope that she will stand up to President Trump whenever necessary.”

Murphy is a vocal advocate of robust American diplomacy and a more limited use of military power. He, along with U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), laid out new, forward-looking foreign policy principles to guide America’s role as a global leader in the 21st Century.