Ted Cruz releases statement on Rex Tillerson

Ted Cruz released a statement today on Rex Tillerson being nominated for Secretary of State:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his nominee for U.S. Secretary of State:

“Rex Tillerson is a Texan who has had an incredible career building one of the world’s largest businesses. With deep expertise in energy, he has negotiated business deals across the globe. I look forward to a full and fair confirmation hearing where Tillerson can describe his record in detail, and lay out his vision for supporting our allies, confronting our enemies, and advancing U.S. interests worldwide.”

Some say Cruz sounds optimistic here. I think it sounds more like a cross between him trying to be fair and perhaps trying not reveal all his cards at the moment.

I guess we’ll find out when the hearings begin.

In related news, if you’re listening to Mark Levin, he is clearly not happy about Tillerson’s nomination given all the climate change stuff we are learning about him. Add to that what Perkins pointed out today, that Tillerson was a big agent in pushing the Boy Scouts to become the Gay Boy Scouts and that under his leadership, ExxonMobil was a huge contributer to Planned Parenthood.

And if that’s not enough, Kenneth Vogel points this out from Wikileaks:

“In hacked memo, the Clintons privately praised Tillerson’s education advocacy, considered him for @ClintonGlobal”

Well if the Clinton’s liked him enough to make him a speaker at their Clinton Global Initiative, that nearly says it all.

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