Schumer: Rex Tillerson Will Be Questioned About His Ties To Russia

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York promised Tuesday that the Foreign Relations Committee will intensely scrutinize Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, when the ExxonMobil CEO testifies at his confirmation hearings.

According to Newsmax, Schumer wrote: “While Mr. Tillerson’s worldview may not seem to be as dangerously interventionist as Mr. Bolton’s or others, that does not absolve him from being asked the most serious questions about his relationship with Russia, his disturbing opposition to sanctions on Russia, the Paris climate agreement and how he views Putin.” The senator was referring to John Bolton, whom Trump reportedly is considering for deputy secretary of state.

“Given these serious concerns, the members of the Foreign Relations Committee, both Democrat and Republican, should be given ample time to study Mr. Tillerson’s entire record and worldview and then ask several rounds of extensive questions,” Schumer declared.

The nomination has been met with a storm of criticism from Democrats, and some Republicans, because of Tillerson’s lack of experience in government or foreign policy. The oil executive has negotiated business deals around the globe, which many believe could result in conflicts of interest if he becomes the nation’s top diplomat.

Source: Newsmax
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