A brief note here to express my enthusiasm, excitement and strong
support for the nomination of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to be secretary
I consider myself a good friend, big fan and on many occasions a collaborator with Sen. Kerry, who I believe has the potential to be a brilliant secretary of State in the tradition of George Marshall, who also combined diplomatic and military skills. I strongly defended United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice from attacks on Benghazi that I believed were unfair to her and believe she has a future as brilliant as Secretary of State-designate Kerry.
I have known many members of the House and Senate and believe that Kerry and Hagel are two of the finest leaders I have ever known.