Nikki Haley, who will almost certainly be Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, said in her confirmation hearing on Wednesday that she will “never abstain” from a U.N. vote that harms U.S. interests abroad. In comments before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the South Carolina governor left no doubt about her views on the U.N.’s recent resolution against Israel.

“I will not go to New York and abstain when the U.N. seeks to create an international environment that encourages boycotts of Israel,” Haley said. “In fact, I pledge to you this: I will never abstain when the United Nations takes any action that comes in direct conflict with the interests and values of the United States.”

In her testimony, Haley decried the U.N.’s “anti-Israel bias,” pointing out the many resolutions the organization has drawn up against our Middle Eastern allies. Of Obama’s decision to abstain from the most recent vote, Haley said it was “a terrible mistake, making a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians harder to achieve.”

Haley was also questioned about plans to yank U.S. funding from the United Nations, as some Republican lawmakers have proposed. In her response, Haley said it was certainly worth evaluating.

“We contribute 22 percent of the U.N.’s budget, far more than any other country,” she said. “We are a generous nation, but we must ask ourselves what good is being accomplished by this disproportionate contribution. Are we getting what we pay for?”

At the same time, Haley said, we should move forward with caution.

“I think that what’s important is, we look at every organization, see if it’s working for us, see if it’s something we want to be a part of, and then I’ll report back to you as well as to the president-elect on whether that’s something we need to be a part of,” she said.

It probably won’t be necessary to defund the U.N.; merely the threat of defunding should be enough to put us back in our rightful position of leadership internationally. That’s what Donald Trump understands. The United Nations would not exist without the financial support of our country – and it’s high time to remind the international community of that fact.

As a humanitarian vehicle, the U.N. has done a lot of good around the world. Unfortunately, it has also become a vehicle for the globalist liberal agenda. It has become a venue where thuggish dictators and brutal Islamists are afforded greater respect than democratically-elected statesmen. It preaches the gospel of borderless socialism while relying on the financial and military support of capitalist democracies.

If we can guide the U.N. towards a mission of global liberty, wonderful. If not, then there are surely better things we can spend our money on.