Clinton/Kerry: The Right Choice to Carry Forward Obama’s Foreign Policy
Highlighting her interest in retiring from politics when Obama’s first term has ended, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today said President Obama’s nominee Senator John Kerry to be the next Secretary of State is the right choice to carry forward the Obama Administration’s foreign policy.
In her remarks introducing nominee for Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry at His Senate Foreign Relations Committee Confirmation Hearing, Secretary Clinton says she urge Senator Kerry’s speedy confirmation as the ne Secretary of State.
“John will bring a record of leadership and service that is exemplary.”
– Ms. Clinton
According to Ms. Clinton, Senator Kerry has a view of the world that he has acted on, first as that young returning veteran from Vietnam who appeared before this committee, through the time that he served with such distinction as its chairman.
Senator Kerry has been a valued partner to this Administration and to me personally, she added.
Senator John Kerry has fought for US diplomats and development experts.
“He understands the value of investing in America’s global leadership.” – Ms. Clinton
She adds as the US government works to implement the Accountability Review Board’s recommendations, Senator Kerry is committed to doing whatever it takes to prevent another attack and protect our people and posts around the world.
“John has built strong relationships with leaders in governments here and around the world, and he has experience in representing our country in fragile and unpredictable circumstances.” – Ms. Clinton
Senator Kerry was in Pakistan and Afghanistan a few years ago, and we were consulting over the phone, Ms. Clinton cited.
According to Ms. Clinton, Senator Kerry has played an instrumental role in working with President Karzai at that time to accept the results of the election and to move forward.
Ms. Clinton concludes by saying that leading US diplomats and development experts is a great honor.
She sys very day, as she testified yesterday, she has seen firsthand their skill, their bravery, their unwavering commitment to our country.
“I’ve been proud to call them colleagues and to serve as Secretary of State.” – Ms. Clinton
She says she is very pleased that John will be given the chance, subject to confirmation, to continue the work of a lifetime on behalf of the United States.
In December 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Senator John Kerry to be the next Secretary of State.
Reports say the the Massachusetts Senator John Kerry will succeed Hillary Clinton.
Ambassador Susan E. Rice has said America is fortunate that Senator John Kerry will be the next Secretary of State, once confirmed by the Senate.
For over four decades, Senator Kerry has served extremely ably and demonstrated selfless commitment to our country.
From his heroic service in the U.S. Navy, his principled opposition to the Vietnam War, and his distinguished tenure in the U.S. Senate, Senator Kerry has led tirelessly and effectively to advance U.S. interests and values around the globe.
Senator Kerry ran for 2004 presidential race but failed his presidential campaign against George W Bush.
He is currently the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.