With President Barack Obama expected to nominate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) for Secretary of State later this afternoon, a former leader of a group that helped thwart the senator’s presidential aspirations said the group is unlikely to agitate against his promotion this time.
Scott Swett, the author who documented the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth movement in 2004, told Human Events Thursday that he was disappointed in a Kerry nomination, but didn’t expect the Swift Boat veterans to try to stop his confirmation.
“I’m not aware of any organized effort to oppose his nomination,” Swett said.
“I think there would be more organized opposition if he was nominated for (Secretary of) Defense, simply because of the insult factor.”