By DONNA CASSATA | Published: January 30, 2013
WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama’s choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The vote was 94-3.
Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, was among the three casting no votes.
Inhofe said he has disagreed with Kerry on major issues dating to the U.S. policy in Central America in the 1980s.