January 21st, 2009
04:40 PM ET
9 years 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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  1. a canuck

    This is NOT good news........read "The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton" by Bay Buchanan.... Clinton is a chameleon and not to be trusted. Obama had better watch his back !!!

    January 21, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  2. lorraine

    I too say hurray hurray for Hillary, can you name any other person who has worked so hard for the rest of us, I can't think of any. This lady deserves respect and admiration and I think she will do a great job,

    January 21, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  3. Moe, NY

    Wonderfult news...congratulations Hillary. I just know you will do a wonderful job, as usual.

    January 21, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  4. KLM

    Can't wait to campaign against those 2 republicans.

    January 21, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  5. Sye the Pychic

    The confederacy lost again.Get over it.

    January 21, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  6. GARY

    Allen and Kelly Get a life instead of being haters you jelous pups. HRC should of been VP. ,but this job is more of a higher job ,keeping peace overseas etc. Thats what will make Obama's bid more easier. All you haters better worry about the country being protected instead of dirting everyone because you have nothing better to do.

    January 21, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  7. cc

    Personally I abhor both the Clintons and was so hoping we'd be rid of them for good when Obama won the nomination, but sadly that was not the case. I hope for Obama's sake she is able to the the job. But I have to wonder. She is so pathologically codependent on her slimeball husband and has demonstrated on numerous occasions how far she will go to defend his despicable behavior. What happens when she's supposed to be negotiating with one of our adversaries and they pull out a tape of slick Willy's latest "bimbo eruption" and threaten to post it on YouTube if she doesn't play their way. Will madame secretary cave into their demands? It's a real possibility, you know!!

    January 21, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  8. tess


    January 21, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  9. Rick

    Now we know that Vitter and DeMint are the only two senators with any sense whatsoever.

    January 21, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  10. ran

    This was a wast of time because of one Republican from Texas. I am not surprised that 2 other Republicans voted no. They still do not get it. Maybe in 2010 when they have lost all their seats they will.

    January 21, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  11. JFK

    Congrats to Hillary! She is the right woman for the job.

    January 21, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  12. Viet Vet

    The VP does nothing- -Sec.of State is right up her alley

    January 21, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  13. Allen

    Catmom......the Clintons left us nothing! There was a surplus one year because there was a "republican" congress. And YES WE "WERE" AT WAR UNDER THE CLINTONS.....they just were not smart enough to know it. 9/11 happened because Clinton was asleep at the switch. And Condi Rice achieved more before her 30th birthday than Hillary has in her entire life. If she had not convinced Bill to marry her, she would be nothing.

    January 21, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  14. Al

    Thank you Sens. Vitter and DeMint for seeing the total hypocrisy of the situation with Brother Bill's foundation.

    January 21, 2009 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  15. Save My Hard Earned $$

    Now show only has to knock off three people to get what she really wants. Well maybe just two, I don't think anyone would let Robert Byrd sit in the drivers seat.

    January 21, 2009 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  16. Darth Vadik, CA

    Vitter, Vitter, Vitter...

    ...my, my my...
    so much for Lousiana voting for the right guy,
    and South Carolina, boy oh boy, they sure arn't trying to join the 20th century yet when all of are well into the 21st.

    Are diapers on sale anywhere, does anybody have coupons for them?

    January 21, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  17. Matt

    Wait...hold th ephones...did someone just suggest a book about Clinton by Bay Buchanan as though it would be even remotely objective and unbiased?


    January 21, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  18. Change Has Come

    It is nice to see us take our country back. Go Hillary! Go Obama! Go America!!!

    January 21, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  19. JR in PA

    A small, bitter group of people have struggled to keep hating Hillary for more than two decades, despite the superior competence she has shown since becoming a senator. For visceral reasons with no ties to reality, they cling to their contempt. It is good to see that most of Clinton's colleagues in the Senate recognize a qualified, hard-working leader. A nod of respect to the 94 and a hearty wish of good luck to Secretary of State Clinton!

    January 21, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  20. Debra

    Vitter is becoming a thorn in my side! Seems he just disagrees to be disagreeable. Can we please get his good friend the D.C Madam out of hiding and on her own "Joe The Plumber" media tour? That might shut him up for awhile!

    January 21, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  21. BB

    HA – Obstructionists will be voted out in 2010 – NO MORE Republican Dictatorship!!

    January 21, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  22. Simmy

    Am I wrong – or is Vitter the one who cheated on his wife? He should not be calling too much attention to himself in a negative way. It will only spew up his past.

    January 21, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  23. Gene

    I'm happy with the pick of Hillary for SOS.. however, I don't like hearing anyone bash Condi Rice. Really.. look how hard her job was.. to be able to clean up after Bush's ramblings and mistakes day after day for 8 years.. Condi Rice is a saint and deserves much respect.

    January 21, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  24. Kelly

    No, no...Obama knows exactly what he is doing, this is just another great example....and yes sonny, people do remember the Clintons, that's why so many people happy with this news! Go Hillary!

    January 21, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  25. gg


    January 21, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
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