President-elect Joe Biden to name longtime confidant Antony Blinken as his secretary of state, reports say. Biden will nominate Blinken, a veteran foreign policy official who held top-level national security and State Department positions during the Obama administration, as his secretary of state, according to the New York Times and Washington Post. Ref. USAToday.
Senate confirms Antony Blinken as President Biden's secretary of state. Blinken, who has worked with Biden on foreign policy for roughly two decades was confirmed by a relatively bipartisan majority 78 to 22 vote, which is particularly notable given that President Donald Trump's two nominees for secretary of state were confirmed by relatively narrow margins. Ref. USAToday.