Clinton sworn in at State Dept. and then resigns Senate


According to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Senate office, she has resigned as a New York senator after taking the oath of office as the nation’s 67th secretary of state.

For the record, the oath was administered at 5:29 p.m. by Kathleen Oberly, Associate Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, in a private ceremony at her office in the Russell Senate Office Building.

“This letter is to inform you that I resign my seat in the United States Senate effective immediately in order to assume my duties as Secretary of State of the United States,” Clinton wrote in three identical letters sent to the
President of the Senate Joseph R. Biden, the Secretary of the Senate, and New York Governor David Paterson.

Two of the letters were handed delivered. Paterson received his letter via fax.


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  1. God bless you, Hillary, and God bless America! Thanks, Omar, so did I! Lousy attitude, Rambo — no thank-you notes for the flowers you send her?

  2. Cautious, isn’t she? Won’t resign until the fat lady sings. Didn’t matter. Had she resigned and somehow been not confirmed, Paterson made sure he held onto the spot long enough that he could re-appoint her.

  3. I’m so happy for Hillary. I have so much more respect for Obama now that Hillary is serving next to him. I know Obama will make a great president, but I hope that Hillary runs again in four to eight years. God Bless the Clinton’s.

  4. Mark Vailario on

    Now Hillary is negotiating away our constitutional 2nd amendment rights with the UN arms trade treaty. What part of her oath of office did she not understand, “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America”? In my opinion she has no regard or respect for the oath she has taken and the country she now serves. She is negotiating away our sovereignty and giving it to the UN. Why should the US, and Hillary in particular, want the United States to disregard our 2nd amendment and be subject to a UN treaty that takes away civilian ownership of firearms for ones protection, hunting, and the mere fun of shooting (an Olympic event)? This is a betrayal of our country and a treasonous act.