Murkowski Responds to John Kerry’s Nomination for Secretary of State

Senator Praises Colleague’s “Hard Work Ethic and Expertise”

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Lisa Murkowski today responded to President Barack Obama’s nomination of Senator John Kerry to be the next Secretary of State with the following statement:

“The global picture as we look to 2013 is tremendously complicated, and I know Senator John Kerry has a deep understanding of all the variables at play right now in the most unstable areas. Anyone who has worked with Senator Kerry knows his hard work ethic and his expertise on foreign relations.  His solid understanding of international fishing issues and our emerging Arctic will make him as asset to Alaska at the State Department, and I think John Kerry will serve us well.”