Before Nikki Haley was sworn in as governor of South Carolina, the leader of the state Senate, Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn McConnell gave some remarks.
As a wife and a mother of two, Nikki Haley understands the importance of what is at stake, both for our state and for her family. With young children and a husband who wears a uniform for our state and nation, she should know full well the importance of what is ahead in the coming years for our state and this country. And, knowing that, she has offered herself for service in this difficult time. Her steadfast convictions have brought her here today, ready to do what she believes is best for all South Carolinians.
McConnell says he, Haley and other members of the General Assembly should live up to their word, and it starts today.
It was our words that got us here today. Promises of what we would do and how we would act. It will be our actions in the days ahead that will determine whether the trust in us is warranted.
Haley is the first female governor of South Carolina.