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Portman Statement on Senator John Kerry's Nomination to Become Secretary of State


Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) released the following statement on Senator John Kerry's (D-MA) nomination to become Secretary of State:

"I think the White House made the right choice to nominate John Kerry. He certainly has the necessary foreign policy experience. Maybe most important, he has developed relationships with foreign leaders around the world that can be very helpful at a time when we face so many challenges. John Kerry and I have differences of opinion on plenty of policy issues, but I would guess that would be true with anyone the Obama Administration would nominate. With John Kerry, I have always found him to be someone who is willing to listen and try to find solutions. I look forward to supporting his nomination, and I suspect he'll be confirmed pretty easily."

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