John Kerry Faces Senators' Questions at Confirmation Hearing
Live stream of the Senate hearing starting at 10 a.m. ET.
On Thursday morning, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., returns to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he chaired, but this time he'll be sitting in front of the dais and answering senators' questions at his confirmation hearing as secretary of state.
President Obama announces the nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as secretary of state at the White House Dec. 21, 2012. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.
President Obama picked the Massachusetts senator and former presidential candidate to replace current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after his apparent first choice, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, caught flak for telling media outlets the deadly assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 was a spontaneous protest and not a premeditated siege by militants, as was later determined.
Secretary Clinton answered questions in the Senate and House Wednesday about the attack and Rice's comments about it. (Watch highlights of Clinton's testimony.)
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