January 21st, 2009
04:40 PM ET
8 months ago

BREAKING: Clinton confirmed as Secretary of State

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state Wednesday by a vote of 94-2.

The two no votes came from Republican Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana and Jim DeMint of South Carolina.

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soundoff (185 Responses)
  1. Sara from Arizona

    No support here for her as SOS.

    January 21, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  2. jeri

    The ONLY reason she was on that stage on Tuesday was because
    of who she was married to, not for anything she has done.

    January 21, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  3. Tracy M.

    James F.: Thanks. Tell your friends and neighbors. From California to Vermont, the People can bring change to Washington. Hold them accountable!

    January 21, 2009 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  4. Tracy M.

    Bloomfield NJ: Thank you!! This is what I want to read - not the same ol' same ol' from the "olden days." Hold them accountable! Now send your message to Vitter!

    January 21, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  5. Bryan 4 Hillar

    We love you Hillary. You will do a great job. Can't wait to vote for you in 2016. You are a true inspiration. My grandmother would be so happy right now. Obama made a great choice. Democrats rule.

    January 21, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  6. chris@stl

    People of Louisiana and South Carolina .... Please remember these two obstructionist idiots and kick them out of senate!

    January 21, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  7. average joe

    I wonder which country contributed most to Mr. Obama's campaign fund?

    January 21, 2009 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  8. lareneG.

    GO! HILLARY I was one of you supporters during the elections all the way through you are the right person for this job to be secretary of the state I admire you and your husband former president clinton you give our country pride and dignity and I know over the years to come our country will be safe under our new president Obama and all of his new democratic team

    January 21, 2009 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  9. Matt Shine

    I think that Hillary was a good choice, but it will be an interesting first few months where the Obama/Biden/Clinton trifecta are still trying to find their groove. Ultimately, I think they will all find their strides and be okay, but still interesting in the meantime.

    January 21, 2009 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  10. jacq

    I'm wondering how many pills old Rush took yesterday and today after this does he have the guts to kick away the chair?

    January 22, 2009 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
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