US Senate confirms Biden nominee Blinken as secretary of state

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Wed, 2021-01-27 04:31

WASHINGTON: The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Joe Biden’s nominee, veteran diplomat Antony Blinken, to serve as secretary of state.
The 100-member Senate backed Blinken 78-22, meaning he could be sworn in as the nation’s top diplomat later in the day. A simple majority was needed in the Democratic-controlled chamber for his confirmation.

Antony Blinken. (AP)
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