Madam Secretary

Hillary confirmed as secretary of state

Hillary confirmed as secretary of state

After days of wrangling, objections by Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn– and a day’s delay to accommodate a full Senatorial roll call vote  — the Senate just voted to confirm Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, 94-2. Those two nay votes came from Vitter and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint — but not from Cornyn, who was the one to insist on a roll call vote in the first place, or Coburn, both of whom voted in favor of Clinton.

Vitter, who famously moralized about needing to impeach Bill Clinton for his moral failings and then was caught patronizing prostitutes, couldn’t even get his comrades-in-arms to support his anti-Clinton protest vote. All this delay came strictly so that Vitter, Cornyn, Coburn, and DeMint could thumb their noses at her. How statesman-like. In any event, here she goes!

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