Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Kerry Votes No on Rice

Rice given nod of approval by Senate panel
Committee votes 16-2 with Democrats John Kerry and Barbara Boxer voting no.

WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday to confirm Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state after two days of hearings in which she faced strenuous Democratic assaults on the Bush administration's handling of Iraq.

Pending approval by the full Senate, Rice would be the first black woman to hold the job. She was confirmed by a 16-2 vote with Democrats John Kerry of Massachusetts and Barbara Boxer of California voting no.

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Blogger DynamicDems said...

Thank you Senator Kerry and thank you Senator Boxer for having the courage to oppose this nomination. I'm especially proud of Senator Kerry because it must have been extremely difficult for him to stand his ground when the other democratic senators on the committee (senators who supported his bid for the presidency) sided with convention over conscience. It was nice to see Democrats with a backbone, something which has become increasingly rare, expecially since the election. The contrast between Senators Boxer and Kerry and their fellow democrats was startling. Joe Biden talked a good fight but, in the end, he didn't put his vote where his mouth was.

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also take notice of the conviction and truth behind Sens. Kerry and Boxers dissent in the committee vote. This administration did a good job of jerking the American people around, and the world, in its shifting rationale for going into a nation that posed no imminent threat.
And for today, as the media would have us believe, lets anoint the arrogant moron for a second term!

7:17 AM  

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