Tumblr Icon RSS Icon

Vitter casts lone vote against Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State.

By Amanda Terkel  

"Vitter casts lone vote against Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State."

Share:

google plus icon

vitterandwendy.gifToday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 16-1 to approve President-elect Obama’s nomination of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Casting the sole “nay” vote was Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), who was concerned about Bill Clinton’s “multimillion dollar minefield of conflicts of interest.” Vitter has long been a Clinton foe, calling on President Clinton to step down in 1998 because of his affair with Monica Lewinsky. In 2007, Vitter also revealed that he had been a client of the D.C. Madam’s escort service, but refused to resign.

‹ Holder breaks with Mukasey, says ‘waterboarding is torture.’

Savage Responds To Cao: It’s Still ‘True’ That ‘Most Refugees’ ‘Do Not Assimilate To This Nation’ ›

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.