(Talk Media News) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will deliver the GOP response to State of the Union address next week, it was announced Tuesday.
“I was honored to be asked by Speaker Ryan and Senator McConnell to deliver the Republican address to the nation,” Haley said in a statement. “This is a time of great challenges for our country, but also of great opportunities. I intend to speak about both.”
Haley was reelected to a second term as governor in 2014 and is the first woman elected to the governorship in the state of South Carolina.
The State of the Union is scheduled for Jan. 12 in what will be President Obama’s final address of his presidency.