FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2012 file photo, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., speaks to reporters after a closed-door briefing on the investigation of the deadly Sept.

 

              FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2012 file photo, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., speaks to reporters after a closed-door briefing on the investigation of the deadly Sept.
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2012 file photo, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., speaks to reporters after a closed-door briefing on the investigation of the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, at the Capitol in Washington. President Obama will nominate Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, a senior administration official says, making the first move in a sweeping overhaul of his national security team heading into a second term. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)