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.
David Vitter of Louisiana and Jim DeMint of South Carolina.
Vote these guys out.
i am glad.
no worries at all – Hillary America is behind you.
David Vitter is one of my Senators. He is only trying to cater to his southern, conservative base before he runs for re-election next year. I will do all in my power as a Louisiana resident to see he is not returned to the Senate as the grand-standing obstructionist that he is.
Bill must be happy. He can feather his nest with more money from the Arabs.
Glad to see Hillary confirmed as Secretary of State.
How unfortunate. I've been, for the most part, pleased with President Obama's cabinet choices, but not Clinton. Given the way she handled herself in the campaign, it is clear that ethical boundaries are not her highest priority. See Christopher Hitchen's comments on Slate.com. She blatantly and knowingly lied on the on the campaign trail, in an overtly manipulative attempt to garner support, and now she will be the one responsible for our country's foreign policy. Couple that with the potential conflicts of interest that might stem from her husband's foundation, and we have a recipe for disaster. Is this someone we really want in such a powerful position? Thank God she did not win the nomination. I wish I could trust President Obama's judgement in this regard, but I cannot. I don't believe Clinton can be trusted to act in our country's best interest.
Welcome onboard Hillary. You have the job that you are suited too. Never mind what Dr. Jill "big mouth" Biden said on Oprah. I know you will serve to the best of your abilities.
Well it seems that she could finally use all the suites she was waering during the Democratic primaries after all.
Hillary will be the best Secretary of State we will ever have...to all those Clinton haters...you have the right to form your own opinion, but she will be great!!!
Each time a GOP throws up a roadblock and plants suspicion they go down as on the wrong side of history.If making your party "different" is only done by contrariness, such as voting against Sec of State Clinton, then the GOP shows a complete lack of creativity. Skip the dogmatic distrust
Joanne in Knoxville TN
Clinton is not change. period. I voted for Obama, but I am very disappointed in his choice here. I see the Clintons as a symptom of what is wrong in Washington ... power crazed, self serving career politicians.
There should be a law requiring a minimum of five years residency in a state before running for Congress or Senate. That would have prevented the likes of Clinton and Dole from picking an open seat and moving to that state simply to further their own political ambitions.
This is to Allen 5:15; you Hillary and Bill haters need to give it a rest. Thank God Obama is smart enough to see and use the best people for the job and not pander to his misguided supporters. If you take note most of his administration is made up of Bill's past administration. He understands the great work that both Bill and Hillary has done for this country and the smart people that have worked with them. Give up the bashing and hating, its not what he stand for and he's asking all of us to come together for this nation.
Only fooling. I understand and appreciate the Peace & Prosperity of the Clinton years and long for them. Now that we're out of the BushDarkAges and into the ObamaReaissance, perhaps some of the oldtime, real American spirit will return!
I certainly wish her the best for the sake of our nation and the world. However, I still do not trust those two; they have a lot of making up to do to gain my trust.
I'm amazed Vitter is still allowed to vote after all his baggage with prostitutes. Typical Republican behavior.
Our country is so friggin COOL!!!
Those determined to carry on as before: by blocking, being negative, delaying action, etc...will be turned out of office by the new wave of voter.
Today, America wants government action. Compromise when necessary, promote inclusive answers, generate pro-active politics.
Everyone else will be turned out.
Welcome to Pay for Play Obama style. If you pay (eat your campaign debt of 21 million) I will let you play (Secretary of State). Now foreign leaders can pay Bill Clinton 1 million dollars to see him, 2 million to talk to Hillary and 5 million to talk to Barack.
The Economy is saved!!!
There is no doubt Hillary is the best person for this job. One of the reasons I supported her previous ambitions for the White House is that she has diplomatic skills and experience that Obama hasn't had the opportunity to achieve yet. He is doing the correct thing by surrounding himself with qualified people in roles where he can supervise them yet rely on their expertise. Her knowledge, political experience, graciousness and tact will add a powerful component to this new administration.
Just proud of this moment in History. I voted for Hillary in the primaries, Obama in the General election and to see the 2 of them working together gives me joy. Senator McCain I did not vote for, but my respect he has always earned. Our Leaders are finally going to work together. finally!!!
His name was David Vitter
Congratuations to Hillary she deserves that confirmation
She is a highly intelligent woman
who has the strong will and tenacious character to get the job done!
She will do more then strut around like a peacock trying to get her picture taken!
congraluation to Hillary clinton for been confirned as SOS
She will do a good job..
David "Mr. Prostitute" Vitter and Jim DeMint, two idiot obstructionists in the U.S. Senate playing politics as usual.