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Busy day in Washington today President Obama also picked Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton.
As secretary of state if confirmed Kerry will take the reins at a time when questions about the September 11 attack and -- Ghazi Libya remain unanswered.
Intelligence sources tell fox there are quote multiple suspects in custody connected to that attack adding.
That US access to them -- so far been blocked senior White House for affairs correspondent Wendell Goler looks at the Kerry pick.
In light of Libya.
On the surface president Obama's first cabinet nomination of his second term might seem to be the most easily confirmed by the most vehicles that members of the senate in an extraordinarily distinguished senate career.
And as chairman of the foreign relations committee.
Jobs played a central role in every major foreign policy debate.
For nearly thirty years in addition to his work on the hill Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry has been an unofficial White House emissary and Egypt.
And Afghanistan as well let's Pakistan in the Sudan.
And it was Kerry's 2004 presidential nomination -- -- then senator Obama's national career.
Obama may have voted for but he said there's no question carries qualified for the post he is not need a lot of on the job training.
He has earned the respect and trust of his senate colleagues Democrats.
And Republicans Kerry emerged as front runner when UN ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration in the wake of what critics say were misleading statements about the attack on the than Gaza -- between the lines of ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Republican lawmakers made clear right confirmation hearing would have been combative than their.
Just let's just get to the heart of the matter I don't question her.
Her -- her patriotism I just thought she was very eager to tell a story that did not make a lot of sense.
But Kerry's nomination may not and the been got a dispute.
Republicans -- a pentagon study to find out why there were no military assets nearby and determine -- marine guards should be placed that -- overseas installations.
-- want to know what the president and secretary of state Clinton knew before during and after the attack.
They want State Department cables and other documents and they want to hear from mrs.
Clinton before voting on -- They're stonewalling here.
We're not getting the information.
That's available to make intelligent corrective.
This -- Clinton who was recovering from a concussion suffered in a -- -- testify when her health allows but it's Democrats -- schedule carries confirmation hearing.
John and a -- -- force tonight at the White House Wendell thanks.
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