Senate Confirms Kerry, 94-3
He will replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2013 3:56 PM CST
John Kerry will be the next secretary of state.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Maybe the only surprising thing about John Kerry getting confirmed to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state is that it wasn't a unanimous vote in the Senate. Instead, Kerry had to settle for a 94-3 mark, with Republicans Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, and James Inhofe voting against him. The Washington Post notes that he will be the first white guy in the post since Warren Christopher in 1997. He takes over on Friday.

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s1213b
Jan 30, 2013 3:22 PM CST
where were the swift boaters?
backpath2
Jan 30, 2013 7:03 AM CST
Kerry is just one more in a long line of empty suits unqualified to hold public office.
cornelison
Jan 30, 2013 6:41 AM CST
He's one happy guy & he's more than capable of carrying out his new duties.