January 12th, 2009
06:12 PM ET
14 years ago

Kerry expecting 'fair and expeditious' hearing for Clinton

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/12/art.kerry.gi.jpg caption="Kerry is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee."](CNN) - Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry expects a "fair and expeditious" hearing for the nomination of Hillary Clinton to secretary of state, a Kerry spokesman told CNN.

Frederick Jones, director of communications for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the financial information disclosed by Clinton and her husband has not highlighted any problems, though there are some areas where "additional clarification is needed."

Jones said he expected the committee's senators will have "plenty of questions" about the former president's international activities and the list of donors to his foundation.

The hearing is only expected to last one day, with the full Senate vote possible before President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration next week.

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soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. wiskers

    Unfortunately, the best person didn't get this position. H. Clinton is in no way, shape or form qualified for this position. I think Senator Kerry is being political gracious here. This appointment was nothing more than a poltical appointment to shut up the opposition and squash a disruptive threat. I hope she serves for four years only- one because she is no diplomat and two, because after that we won't have to hear about this diva who rides her husband's coat tails.In the meantime let hope she is nothing more than a showpiece. Her abrasive manner could do a lot of harm to foreign relations.

    January 12, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  2. Max Friedman

    How about asking Hillary and Bill about all that money the mafia-controlled LIUNA (Laborers International Union of North America) gave them in the 1990's. Millions to the Clintons and the DNC.

    Read "The American Spectator", April 1997, "Let's be Friends: A mob-Controlled Union Delivers the Goods for Bill", by Byron York.

    This will open your eyes. Kerry will never ask questions about it. Why? He has some skeletons in his own closet – Varelli, Avirgan, Christic institute.

    January 12, 2009 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  3. PA

    And my question is – Why would Kerry or anyone else expect any less? Let they who have done more for America and Americans cast the first stone and I hope they had time to practice. An Egregiously Sickening statement.

    January 12, 2009 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
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