At The Hill by By Julian Hattem and Jordain Carney --
President-elect Donald Trump’s
likely choice for secretary of State is facing deep skepticism in the
Senate over what are perceived to be his extraordinarily close ties to
The expected selection of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson
is already stirring a backlash on Capitol Hill, with members of both
parties wary of what his presence in the administration might mean for
Trump’s foreign policy.
Over the course of his more than four
decades at Exxon, Tillerson has repeatedly done business with Russia,
developing a close relationship with President Vladimir Putin and his
Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee, the panel that would be responsible for vetting the State
Department nomination, appear divided over whether Tillerson's ties to
Russia pose a problem.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the committee, signaled he’s open to supporting the Exxon executive, calling him an “impressive individual.”
Shaw: This looks like a non story from the Hill. Every individual named further in this piece is a political nobody And people I would expect not to vote for a Trump pick. This pick should pass.
Trump will get all his pick's.