Tuesday was quite the day for Ed Markey to join the Senate.The former congressman from Massachusetts was sworn into the upper chamber on Tuesday morning after more than three decades in the House - and as negotiations hit a fever pitch between Senate leaders to avoid the nuclear option - a major change to the chamber rules governing President Barack Obama's executive nomination, according to Politico.
Vice President Joe Biden delivered the oath to the new senator with Senator Elizabeth Warren and William "Mo" Cowan by his side. Cowan served as the interim senator after President Obama nominated Kerry to become the country's top diplomat, says MSNBC.
Markey had served in the U.S. House since 1976. He won the special election to replace U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the Senate, informs Patch.com.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities