John Kerry Confirmed by Senate as Secretary of State by 94-3 Vote

Who where the three Senators who voted against John Kerry? Republicans Jim Inhofe (OK), John Cornyn (TX), and Ted Cruz (TX)

Kerry NominationThe Senate today confirmed John Kerry to be the next Secretary of State by a vote of 94-3. As expected, the former Senator and Foreign Relations Committee chairman had no trouble sailing through his confirmation process. The only three dissenters were Republicans Jim Inhofe (OK), John Cornyn (TX), and Ted Cruz (TX).

Kerry has served in the Senate since 1985 and has been on the Foreign Relations Committee the entire time. Disputing his foreign policy expertise would have been a challenge. (However, one can certainly have reservations about the Obama Administration’s agenda on arms control, international treaties, and climate change agreements. This is a classic liberal agenda, which is Secretary Kerry’s as well.)

More of a challenge for Kerry’s coming tenure at the State Department could be the fact that he has no executive experience in a department as large and sprawling as State, which encompasses everything from consular activities and classic diplomacy to educational exchanges and counterterrorism communication. Much will depend on whom Kerry chooses as Deputy Secretary of State. It should be someone who brings those executive and administrative credentials to the job.

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