Glen Johnson (@globeglen) December 21, 2012
A senior administration official confirms to CNN that President Obama today will nomination John Kerry to be Secretary of State—
Vaughn Sterling CNN (@vplus) December 21, 2012
Shocking no one, President Obama will make it official today: Sen. John Kerry is his pick for Hillary Clinton’s replacement.
To the shock of no one, John Kerry nominated to be the next Sec. of State.—
Kevin Binversie (@kevinbinversie) December 21, 2012
His confirmation would open up a couple of committee spots.
John Kerry's SOS nom is going to open seats on Finance and Commerce committees.—
Jennifer Haberkorn (@jenhab) December 21, 2012
Twitchy will update with reaction as it comes in.
A traitor at Secretary of State. Perfect.—
Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) December 21, 2012
Some helpful notes on Kerry from RNC staffers:
Who might nab Sen. Kerry’s senate seat?
More conservative reaction:
Secretary of State John Kerry. As if this political year couldn't get any worse.—
Susan Cloud (@ProducerSusan) December 21, 2012
John Kerry was against being Secretary of State before being for Secretary of State.—
Matt DeLuca (@MattDeLuca) December 21, 2012
Advantage to John Kerry as SecState: pull the lever on his back and you can crack walnuts with his teeth. Impressive party trick!—
John Hayward (@Doc_0) December 21, 2012
John Kerry is going to be our next Secretary of State. The new normal in America is proving to be detrimental.—
Demetrius Minor (@dminor85) December 21, 2012
On the other hand, this well reinforces a longstanding mission of much of State, which is to give America's enemies a voice in policy.—
Joshua Treviño (@jstrevino) December 21, 2012
John Kerry threw his medals and lied about American troops in Vietnam. Now he represents Americans around the world.—
Bill Murphy (@billmurphy) December 21, 2012
And Andrea Mitchell and Stephanocchio Cutter weigh in:
The president’s official announcement will be this afternoon.
1:30PM THE PRESIDENT makes a personnel announcement—
Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) December 21, 2012