The junior senator from Massachusetts -- Elizabeth Warren -- is currently introducing the senior senator John Kerry at this hearing. Per custom, nominees are typically introduced by a preferred colleague(s). Warren says she would be "proud" to have Kerry as secretary of state.
Hillary Clinton says Kerry understands what it takes to represent America around the world. This is Clinton's second day in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Yesterday she testified in front of the committee regarding the September 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Kerry is the current chair of the committee. Today that role is being taken over by Bob Menendez (D-N.J.)
John McCain mentions his and Kerry's shared service in the Vietnam war. Cites Kerry's work on helping account for POWs from the war.