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Wilbur Ross, Nikki Haley Undergo Confirmation Hearings

HeadlineJan 19, 2017

Confirmation hearings were also held Wednesday for billionaire Wilbur Ross, Trump’s pick for commerce secretary. Ross is worth an estimated $2.9 billion. If confirmed, he will be one of the richest people ever to hold public office. During the hearing, Ross admitted he has recently fired an undocumented immigrant who had been working in his home since 2009, after rechecking his household employees’ documentation status. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley also had her confirmation hearing to serve as United States ambassador to the United Nations. During her hearing, she criticized the U.N. for what she claimed was its bias against Israel, and she said she supports Trump’s plan to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem—a proposal which has outraged Palestinians and much of the world community.

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