Updated: March 5, 2021
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Antony Blinken as the 71st secretary of state in the United States.
The senators voted 78-22 to confirm Blinken who is expected to carry out President Biden’s foreign policy, including reversing former President Donald Trump’s “America First” doctrine that was interpreted by American allies as “America Alone.”
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Blinken, 58, is replacing Mike Pompeo, and he will be the fourth in the line of presidential succession.