Haley reportedly being considered for Secretary of State

  • Haley reportedly being considered for Secretary of State

Haley reportedly being considered for Secretary of State

Editor's note: MSNBC's Joe Scarborough is reporting that sources told him Donald Trump is considering South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for secretary of state.

"Republican governors are making a difference, delivering results to the people of their states, and our record-breaking majority shows that the RGA knows what it takes to elect effective leaders", Haley said in a statement. "The depths of consideration for the various names that have been mentioned for various things, I couldn't tell you".

The people of SC are embarrassed by Nikki Haley! Another name being floated for the role is former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani.

McMaster, an early Trump supporter, also said that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley - who endorsed Marco Rubio in the GOP presidential primary - is being considered for several possible Cabinet position, including secretary of state.

The choice of Haley would be surprising.

In the nationally-televised speech, Haley asked Americans to resist the "the siren call of the angriest voices", alluding to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump. She gave the rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this year and received national praise after calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from the S.C. Statehouse grounds following the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in 2015.

As of Wednesday, U.S. officials said that there has been no contact yet between the Trump transition team and the Justice Department. Ted Cruz over Trump.

Haley responded, "Bless your heart".

She also is vice chair of the Republican Governors Association - and Haley is expected to head the group in 2018, when her gubernatorial term ends.

The governor's office declined to comment Wednesday on the speculation.

Haley said she always supported him, despite concerns about his rhetoric.