Ahead of Rex Tillerson’s nomination hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this Wednesday, American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:
“Rex Tillerson has a near 20-year friendship with Vladimir Putin. He’s done over $53 million-worth of business with Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism. He opposes American energy independence. And he’s overflowing with conflicts of interests, because ‘divesting’ doesn’t erase Tillerson’s 41-year career at Exxon and the Big Oil loyalty and social capital investments that go along with it.
“At Exxon, Tillerson by his own admission pursued an independent foreign policy often diametrically opposed to American interests; why should we believe Tillerson will change and look out for America first and foremost, rather than help Trump enrich himself, as Secretary of State?”
Published: Jan 10, 2017