A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Hillary Rodham Clinton will not be confirmed as secretary of state Tuesday because of a single senator’s objection.
Reid spokesman Jim Manley said Republican John Cornyn has indicated he will block a move to confirm Clinton by an unanimous floor vote later in the day.
But Manley also said there would be a roll call vote Wednesday.
And he predicted that “she will receive overwhelming bipartisan support” at that time.
The Senate does plan to confirm several of President-elect Barack Obama’s Cabinet by unanimous vote later Tuesday.
Neither Cornyn nor his office was immediately available for comment.