Sen. John Kerry to Be Next Secretary of State
KREX News Room
WASHINGTON- Senator John Kerry will be sworn in as the new Secretary of State this week. The Senate approved his nomination Tuesday.
John Kerry's appointment is also getting support from Colorado Senator Mark Udall.
Udall, who serves on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence welcomed the news.
In a press release, Udall stated "Senator Kerry has been a strong voice in the U.S. Senate for pursuing a smart, but tough foreign policy. He understands the importance of advancing U.S. policy that serves the interest of all Americans. I look forward to working with him in this new role."
Senator Kerry is expected to make his speech Tuesday and then could be sworn-in any time after that.
CBS Correspondent Randall Pinkston has more.