During his confirmation hearings to succeed Hillary Clinton as the next Secretary of State, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) became emotional while describing the dedication that members of the foreign service make in service to their nation. His voice cracked while describing his father’s sacrifices in the diplomatic corps, and said he would be proud and honored to represent the nation’s foreign service professionals.
“If you confirm me, I will take office proud that the Senate is in my blood,” Kerry told his colleagues in the upper chamber. “But equally proud that so too is the foreign service.”
“My father’s work under presidents, both Democrat and Republican, took me and my siblings around the world for a personal journey that brought home the sacrifices and the commitment the men and women in the foreign service make every day on behalf of America,” Kerry continued.
“I wish everyone in the country could see and understand firsthand the devotion, loyalty, amazingly hard and often dangerous work that the diplomats on the front lines do for our nation,” Kerry said. “I will be proud and honored to represent them.”
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