Kerry is in. Color me surprised that there wasn't a bigger fight with a rehash of the swift-boat lies.
Senate votes to confirm Kerry as secretary of state
The Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D- Mass, to be secretary of state Tuesday. The vote was 94 to 3, with three Republicans – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. – voting against him.
“Sen. Kerry has a long history of liberal positions that are not consistent with a majority of Texans,” said Cornyn spokesman Drew Brandewie.
Kerry stood on the Senate floor as his colleagues voted on his confirmation. Kerry himself voted "present."
Tuesday’s vote sets the stage for Kerry’s resignation from the Senate where he has served for 28 years. A special election will be held in Massachusetts, probably in June, to replace him.