No cabinet officials through the first year of the Trump administration have fought harder for the cause of freedom than U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. When confronted with vicious attacks from the Left, these Trump administration appointees held steady to their principles, never backing down from their mandate to institute pro-America reforms at their agencies.
U.S. ambassador to the U.N. was Nikki Haley’s first federal position. She previously served as the governor of South Carolina. Some questioned her credentials for the job and her ability to drive home the president’s agenda for international affairs.
But Haley has continued to prove the doubters wrong. She has kept America’s adversaries in check, sometimes delivering a rhetorical beatdown when necessary. Haley had no issue calling out the Russian government for chemical weapon shipments into Syria, the Iranian regime for its support for terror, or North Korea’s hell-bent quest to develop nuclear weapons.
Haley has used her U.N. pulpit to stand up for American interests and U.S. allies in the face of other adversaries, such as Islamic supremacist blocs and climate change-obsessed mobs.
Since day one, her take-no-prisoners approach has reaped major benefits for U.S. interests. She has refused to give away an inch to the despotic majority at the U.N. She’s likely made few friends at Turtle Bay, but she has gained the respect of Americans across the political spectrum.
It’s hard to find a Trump administration official who has faced more vicious, ugly attacks than the FCC chairman, who recently delivered on his promise to scrap the Obama-era “net neutrality” regulations.
Tech giants, along with the mainstream media, Hollywood, and countless others, waged a full-scale assault against Pai’s plan to restore internet freedom. Proponents of the hysterical campaign against Pai argued that his plan would lead to the end of the internet as we know it, an absurd claim that is grounded in hyperpartisanship and zero facts. Just last week, Pai’s FCC speech was interrupted due to a bomb threat. Yet Pai brushed it all off like it was nothing. Through all the hate, Pai remains steadfastly committed to the free enterprise model for the internet.
Pruitt stood up to the Left’s sacred climate cow in setting in motion the strategies that would eventually lead President Trump to declare that the U.S was leaving the Paris Climate accord.
The climate deal would have hurt innovation in America and cost the U.S. tens of millions of taxpayer dollars and an estimated 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025.
Author: Jordan Schachtel
Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel