McMaster Predicts Smooth Hand-Over from Haley


Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster is predicting a smooth transition should Gov. Nikki Haley be approved as President-elect Trump’s U.N. ambassador and he takes the state’s top job.

In his first public comments since Trump tapped Haley for the job, McMaster said he knows “much work has to be done” to improve the state’s schools, roads and infrastructure.

The lieutenant governor stood in for Haley at the governor’s annual session with top U.S. military commanders in the state.

They asked McMaster for help in getting Congress to stand against new Pentagon budget cuts. Several also said their service members are looking for improvements in local schools attended by their children.

They officers represented the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard and the South Carolina National Guard.

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