President Obama nominated Sen. John Kerry to be the next secretary of state Friday, calling him the “perfect choice” to replace Hillary Clinton and lead America’s foreign policy.
The decision comes after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice removed herself from consideration last week, amid mounting resistance from Republicans. Lawmakers remain concerned over her comments in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi terror attack in which she claimed the attack was “spontaneous.”
Kerry, though, was already being eyed as a possible pick before Rice pulled out. Obama, in announcing his decision, cited his years of experience in the Senate and as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.
“In a sense, John’s entire life has prepared him for this role. … John’s played a central role in every major foreign policy debate for nearly 30 years,” the president said.
Oh well. I guess Jane Fonda wasn’t available.