By Allison Brito

John Kerry Confirmed As Secretary of State

January 29, 2013 6:49 pm Category: Memo Pad 3 Comments A+ / A-

 

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The United States Senate confirmed Senator John Kerry as the next Secretary of State on Tuesday afternoon, by an overwhelming 94-3 margin. After serving in the Senate and on the Foreign Relations committee for the past 28 years, Kerry will assume the cabinet position this Friday following Hillary Clinton’s departure.

After gaining unanimous support from the committee earlier in the day, Kerry faced virtually no obstacles in the final Senate vote. The three votes against him came from Texas Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with Jim Inhofe (R-OK).

Kerry enters the State Department facing a multitude of challenges: the continued crisis in Syria, continued Islamist pressure in Mali, nuclear threats from North Korea, and the increasing hostility between Iran and Israel.

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who will take Kerry’s seat as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, praised Kerry, saying, “Sen. Kerry will need no introduction to the world’s political and military leaders and will begin day one fully conversant not only with the intricacies of U.S. foreign policy, but able to act on a multitude of international stages.”

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick will announce his interim selection for Kerry’s Senate seat tomorrow, and a special election for a full term will be held this summer.

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  • lessthantolerant

    Another nail in Americas coffin, lets hope he gets killed while traveling overseas.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/V76SOFAXAIZRWC6MNAX5Z3DLAM mothermaybe

      You are one of those persons that doesn’t need a gun. To say something like that about anyone shows us there are more mentally ill out there than we know. We definitely need background checks.

      • lessthantolerant

        Fortunately I own many guns and have been an avid, hunter and shooter for years, guess what I have never gone on a shooting spree or killed a loved one, those purviews are for the mentally ill leftists who have their self esteem damaged and live on mind altering drugs.
        I do however, love America and hope and pray that as many leftists and enemies of our great country befall harm and tragedy. Let us hope the crazy “muzzies” blow up JKs plane while he is globe trotting around kissing ass.
        As for background checks, I have held an “eyes only” clearance and have met your silly “psyc” doctors many times.
        Dream on Alice, your utopia will come when sharia law hits your home town.

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