What was rumored earlier today now appears to be a done deal: Former Fox News host and current State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert has reportedly been offered the job as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
The report about the former Fox News host was broken by a current Fox News-er, White House correspondent John Roberts, on Twitter:
Senior Administration Official tells Fox News that @statedeptspox Heather Nauert has been offered the job of UN Ambassador— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) November 1, 2018
It still remains unclear if Nauert will accept the position and if she will survive what is sure to be a contentious confirmation process.
Nauert would replace Nikki Haley in the role, whose decision to step down from the role after two years stunned the Trump administration. The president has considered several current officials for the role of U.N. ambassador, and Nauert was reportedly a top pick.
Nauert’s appointment would be subject to Senate confirmation, and it’s safe to assume Democrats will grill the former Fox & Friends host on her dearth of qualifications for the role.