Clinton out, Kerry in as secretary of state

Posted at: 02/01/2013 4:02 PM
By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton formally resigned Friday as America's secretary of state, capping a four-year tenure that saw her shatter records for the number of countries visited.

John Kerry was sworn in to replace her.

In a letter sent to President Barack Obama shortly before she left the State Department for the last time in her official capacity, Clinton thanked her former opponent for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination for the opportunity to serve in his administration.

Clinton said it had been an honor to be part of his Cabinet.