"In a year when the country is crying out for a positive vision and alternative to the status quo, Governor Haley is the exact right choice to deliver the Republican Address to the Nation," he said. "Nikki Haley is a proven leader and committed reformer who believes deeply in the promise of the country we all share," Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said.
"Not only has Governor Haley fought to bring opportunity and prosperity to the people of her state, but she's also demonstrated how bringing people together can bring real results," he said. "Governor Haley knows the American Dream and wants to see every American share in it, and we're pleased that she will be delivering this year's Republican Address?."
Haley said she was honoured to be asked to deliver the Republican address to the nation. "This is a time of great challenges for our country, but also of great opportunities. I intend to speak about both," she said.