Sen. John Cornyn is going on record about why he voted not to confirm Sen. John Kerry as Secretary of State. In a satellite interview, Cornyn explained that he knew Kerry’s confirmation would survive the Senate vote.

“But on all of the important issues, I can’t think of very many I agree with him on, and I thought it was appropriate to cast a “no” vote as a statement of my disagreement with him on those policies.”

Sen. Cornyn was one of three lawmakers to vote against Kerry’s confirmation. Fellow Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma were the other two. Kerry will replace Hillary Rodham Clinton once he is sworn in.

Watch Cornyn’s full statement by clicking the video link below.