Senate Approves John Kerry for Secretary of State in 94-3 Vote

Get used to this – Secretary of State Kerry:

The Senate approved one of its own to become President Obama’s second secretary of State in a near-unanimous vote on Tuesday.

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) sailed through the chamber on a 94-3 vote, with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) joining Texas Sens. Ted Cruz (R) and John Cornyn (R) in casting the only “no” votes. Kerry’s approval to replace Hillary Clinton was a foregone conclusion after Republicans urged Obama to nominate him in lieu of his ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice.

“I don’t know too many people who have oriented their whole life to be better suited for secretary of State,” Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.), the top Republican on Kerry’s Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor ahead of the vote.

A Republican love-fest for John Forbes Kerry?


Now we can focus on the really important issues around the world, like climate change.