While most of us were wondering if Russian Towers bring golden showers and if Trump is truly a believer in “Trickle-down” economics, one of the most powerful cabinet-level positions was being debated on in the Senate. I’m referring of course to Trump’s selection of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.
But this article deals primarily with Tillerson uncomfortably close relations with Russia and denial of Putin’s atrocious record on human rights.
During the Senate confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s Secretary of State pick Rex Tillerson, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), refreshingly enough, aggressively questioned the former ExxonMobil CEO over his stance on Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin.
Tillerson, who many with more than two functioning brain cells believe will convince Trump to lift the sanctions President Obama imposed on Russia so as to secure the billionaire dollar Exxon oil deal, said he wouldn’t describe Putin as a war criminal after Rubio asked him about that. Rubio would then go on to explain all the atrocities Putin committed in Aleppo, Syria. Tillerson deflected but Rubio stayed on him.
“None of this is classified, Mr. Tillerson,” he exclaimed. “These people are dead!”
Watch the entire exchange below:
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