Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryFeehery: Oprah Dem presidential bid unlikely Dem hopefuls flock to Iowa Change in Iran will only come from its people — not the United States MORE joked on Twitter Thursday about why he wasn’t confirmed by the Senate by the same proportion as Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusSteady American leadership is key to success with China and Korea Orrin Hatch, ‘a tough old bird,’ got a lot done in the Senate Canada crossing fine line between fair and unfair trade MORE (D-Mont.).

That day, the Senate confirmed Baucus 96-0 to be the new United States ambassador to China.

Kerry said he was confirmed by the Senate to head the State Department only 94-3.

The Senate confirmed Kerry in Jan. 2013, with Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) casting the only “no” votes.

Kerry had served in the Senate 28 years and was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2009 until he stepped down last year.

This week, Kerry resurrected his official Twitter account after it was on hiatus for a year.