A senior administration official confirms to CNN that President Obama today will nomination John Kerry to be Secretary of State
— Vaughn Sterling (@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.
— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) December 21, 2012
A traitor at Secretary of State. Perfect.
— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) December 21, 2012
Some helpful notes on Kerry from RNC staffers:
Obama to nominate noted friend, dining companion of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad Secretary of State. http://t.co/x4BbUgCD
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) December 21, 2012
Kerry, '70: “I’d like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations.” http://t.co/OATbQMCh
— Joe Pounder (@PounderFile) December 21, 2012
Who might nab Sen. Kerry’s senate seat?
POLL: Scott Brown Would Win Special Senate Election To Replace Kerry… http://t.co/5LrkAEPb
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) December 21, 2012
More conservative reaction:
Secretary of State John Kerry. As if this political year couldn't get any worse.
— Susan Cloud (@ProducerSusan) 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
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:
Omg! Andrea Mitchell says: "John Kerry was literally born for this" @mitchellreports
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) December 21, 2012
So proud that my friend and senator @JohnKerry will be next Sec State. A loss for Massachusetts but a win for ALL of us.
— Stephanie Cutter (@stefcutter) December 21, 2012
The president’s official announcement will be this afternoon.
1:30PM THE PRESIDENT makes a personnel announcement
— Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) December 21, 2012