Senator Rubio Has “Serious Concerns” About Tillerson Nomination

Miami, FL…U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s intention to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state: “While Rex Tillerson is a respected businessman, I have serious concerns about his nomination.


The next secretary of state must be someone who views the world with moral clarity, is free of potential conflicts of interest, has a clear sense of America’s interests, and will be a forceful advocate for America’s foreign policy goals to the president, within the administration, and on the world stage. I look forward to learning more about his record and his views.‎ I will do my part to ensure he receives a full and fair but also thorough hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.”