Washington D.C., Jan 26, 2021 / 13:15 pm
Pro-abortion and pro-LGBT groups applauded the Senate's confirmation of Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken on Tuesday.
Blinken, nominated to be the next Secretary of State by President Joe Biden, was confirmed to the position by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, by a vote of 67-22. He served as deputy secretary of state under President Obama, from 2015-2017.
In response to Blinken's confirmation, the groups Planned Parenthood Global and the Human Rights Campaign stated their approval on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood Global stated its expectation that Blinken's State Department would be "supporting SRHR [sexual and reproductive health and rights] across foreign policy."