Cornyn Yields; Clinton Vote Near

Confirmation of State nominee could come within hours
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2009 2:00 PM CST
Secretary of State-designate Hillary Rodham Clinton.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Republican Sen. John Cornyn removed his call for a roll-call vote in the confirmation of Hillary Clinton as secretary of State today, paving the way for a quick vote within two hours, the Hill reports. “I intend to vote for her confirmation,” Cornyn said, “but I also believe it’s very important to flesh out some of the concerns” about possible conflicts of interest.