Against the Grain

Two Senators Oppose Hillary

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton breezed through the Senate confirmation process, winning over her colleagues 94 to two. Who were the dissenters? The first is America's favorite john senator, David Vitter from Louisiana. He was the sole person to vote against Clinton when the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week, citing concerns over Bill's foreign ties at the time. The other is South Carolina's Jim DeMint, who named Clinton's support for providing foreign aid to groups that offer abortions as the basis for his opposition. "I do not plan to slow up this nomination, but I do find it difficult to support a nominee who I know will pursue policies so contrary to American sovereignty and the dignity of the human person," he said.