Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) to be Obama’s Nominee for Next Secretary of State … Other Replacements: Sen. Hagel (NE) Secretary of Defense.
Reporting for Secretary of State duty …
ABC News is reporting that Senator John Kerry (D-MA) will be nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of Secretary of State replacing the out going Hillary Clinton. Kerry became the obvious second choice for Obama once his first choice UN Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name because of the Benghazi-gate fiasco and her participation in misleading the American people on five Sunday talk shows when she stated that the attacks were a result of a video tape, rather than terrorism. The nomination should take place some time next week.
Sources tell ABC News that President Obama has decided that he will nominate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to be secretary of state.
For a variety of reasons including the finalization of the process, other pending Cabinet decisions, and — more immediately — the national reaction to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the news will not be announced in the next few days.
What a joke this is going to be. How bad is it when John Kerry is the lesser of two evils? As stated at Weasel Zippers, “I don’t think he could have picked a man with a worse track record on foreign policy.” More concern for Kerry’s nomination for the position at Powerline, who questions “Kerry’s opinions in American foreign policy is long and deep, distinguished by its devotion to mischief, error and misjudgment.” Agreed. Although, if Kerry did not get this position, would he have been in line for and reporting for duty as Secretary of Defense? No matter how you look at it, its just a terrible choice for America and a reminder that elections have consequences.
It is also being reported that former GOP Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska will be nominated for Secretary of Defense.