Is John Kerry prepared to be Secretary of State?
Former Kerry advisor Mary Anne Marsh weighs in
- Duration 4:54
- Date Jan 24, 2013
Former Kerry advisor Mary Anne Marsh weighs in
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Another busy day -- Capitol Hill off to secretary of state Hillary Clinton didn't.
The -- going secular state.
-- faced at -- over -- -- Ghazi attack on the US administration's.
Response to that attack yesterday.
Now the likely incoming secular state John Kerry.
Is being grilled by the senate foreign relations can be below it's a very friendly kind of grilling it doesn't appear.
That he's going to face a whole lot of opposition nonetheless the senators have questions and Senator Kerry said as he prepared for this area.
He's happy to -- or anything here is the senator.
If you confirm me.
I would take.
Office as secretary.
Proud that the senate is in my blood.
But equally proud.
That's so two.
-- foreign service.
My father's work under presidents both Democrat Republican.
Took me in my siblings around the world for personal journey that brought home sacrifices.
And the commitment the men and women of the foreign service make every day.
On behalf of America.
And -- Carrie at his confirmation hearing which is ongoing right now.
We Austin in a new Fox News poll a -- a senate would you vote.
To confirm John Carey consecutive state take a look at the results that Democrats 72% said yes independence fifteen cent.
32% of Republicans said they wouldn't confirm him and for all indications we are getting.
Is that the senate as a -- the senate referral relations committee.
Will recommended that he'd be confirmed few people know with Senator John Kerry better than -- mosh.
She's a format -- up to the senate -- And general all -- -- brilliant person we love -- and she's joining us from Boston.
Today so -- and good wonderful to -- you festival you look fabulous a look back -- thanks for having thank you thank them thank moving in that.
Your former boss seems that -- on the -- to being say to say there's no real controversy here is that.
Now now and I I have to say I mean it having traveled abroad with John.
To a number of embassies are early in his career and met a lot of career foreign service.
-- diplomats and others who worked with his father and fondly referred to him as -- it's hard to imagine anybody who's better suited for this job I feel like he's been his whole life preparing for it.
-- from his background with his father who -- you can tell he was quite fond of to his emergence on the national.
Political scene as a young Vietnam veteran who asked the country's famously had a US command to be the last man to die for a mistake.
To his service in the senate in the chair the foreign relations committee.
Hard to imagine somebody better prepared for this post.
I'm a better suited annual view -- -- -- that the sec of state post and he may ever been to the presidency which of course he -- and failed to win.
He was a great senator he would've been -- great president he'll be a phenomenal secretary of state at this time and the reason is.
Especially table gets confirmed as well which I think we we expect they'll have a much tougher fight.
There'll be a great 12 punch because they're both Vietnam veterans who are loath to go to war and always -- and know how to end them and that's exactly where we are today.
Are we -- that we Austin off folks he's -- about those other nominees.
As well actually if you're a senator would you vote to confirm president Obama's other nominees.
-- -- we said overall was 50%.
Chuck Hagel only 34% John Brennan.
Currently the counterterrorism advisor being -- I've nominated by the president for the CIA director -- 31% and Treasury Secretary Jacob -- 23%.
A wild -- while we're probably gonna see a pretty gentlemanly chats today.
Up in the senate does that tell much tougher fights to come Ariane for the president.
No doubt about it and and I think you don't carry will be as we solid Hillary Clinton yesterday that was a pretty tough row for her though she handled it brilliantly and in many aspects -- there's Hillary Clinton and then there's everybody else.
John Kerry think we'll do equally well today an annual sales through.
This confirmation process and I would be surprised if maybe even one senator opposes them and I think everyone else.
Much much tougher right end and which of those juicy is the biggest fight Chuck Hagel may be because of the the concerns about it his comments on in the -- on Israel.
Yeah in in the opposition by his own party the Republicans so he's gonna get a both sides coming and going and while he's worked very hard the last 48 hours to try to shore up some of that support.
I think you'll see fireworks on full display during that nomination hearing.