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Dems Would Support Corker as Secretary of State

Cardin said he’d be “well-received” by the Senate.

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Kimberly Railey
Dec. 5, 2016, 9:57 a.m.

One sec­ret­ary of State choice for Pres­id­ent-elect Trump could “ul­ti­mately breeze through the Sen­ate: Sen. Bob Cork­er (R), whose fans in­clude not just fel­low Re­pub­lic­ans, but Demo­crats who’d hap­pily vote to con­firm him.”

“I don’t like to pre­dict what hap­pens in the Sen­ate, but I would tell you: He would be very well-re­ceived by the Sen­ate,” said Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD). “I be­lieve he’s been an out­stand­ing chair­man.”

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “I think he would be a great pick.”

Cork­er “has earned a repu­ta­tion on Cap­it­ol Hill as a no-non­sense le­gis­lat­or who of­ten finds him­self in the middle of ma­jor deals.” (Politico)

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