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Tillerson Wins Praise

- January 10, 2017

President-Elect Trump's Nominee For Secretary Of State Has Been Lauded By Experienced Foreign Policy Experts


TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • Today, President-Elect Donald Trump's choice to be Secretary of State will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for his nomination to be America's top diplomat.
  • Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Robert Gates: "[Tillerson] is a person of great integrity whose only goal in office would be to protect and advance the interests of the United States.
  • Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called Tillerson an "excellent choice" and predicted that Tillerson will bring remarkable and broad international experience; a deep understanding of the global economy; and a belief in America's special role in the world."
  • Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates: "[Tillerson] is a person of great integrity whose only goal in office would be to protect and advance the interests of the United States.

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Rex Tillerson Will Appear Before The Senate Foreign Relations Committee As They Consider His Nomination To Be Secretary Of State . "WHO: ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, Trump's nominee for secretary of state WHEN: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. ET" (Joshua Barajas, "A Guide To This Week's Confirmation Hearings: Jeff Sessions, Rex Tillerson And More," PBS Newshour , 1/9/17)

AS THE SENATE PREPARES TO VOTE ON TRUMP'S CABINET NOMINEES, REX TILLERSON IS PRAISED FOR HIS EXPERIENCE, ABILITY, AND JUDGMENT

Former Vice President Dick Cheney: Tillerson "Has The Vast Experience, Ability, And Judgment To Deal With The Very Dangerous World We Find Confronting Us. His Extensive Knowledge Of The Global Situation Will Be An Asset In Representing Our Nation."

Former Vice President Cheney: "The Selection Of Rex Tillerson To Be Secretary Of State Is An Inspired Choice." ("Former VP Cheney Endorses Tillerson For Secretary Of State," Local News 8 KIFI Wyoming , 12/13/16)

Cheney: Tillerson "Has The Vast Experience, Ability, And Judgment To Deal With The Very Dangerous World We Find Confronting Us. His Extensive Knowledge Of The Global Situation Will Be An Asset In Representing Our Nation." ("Former VP Cheney Endorses Tillerson For Secretary Of State," Local News 8 KIFI Wyoming , 12/13/16)

Cheney: Tillerson's "Extensive Knowledge Of The Global Situation Will Be An Asset In Representing Our Nation. As The Chairman And CEO Of Exxon, He Has Operated In Nations All Over The World, And Managed One Of Our Largest Corporations." ("Former VP Cheney Endorses Tillerson For Secretary Of State," Local News 8 KIFI Wyoming , 12/13/16)

Cheney: "I'm Confident That [Tillerson] Will Do A Superb Job Promoting Our National Interests In Dealing With The Complex And Difficult Choices That Are On The Agenda For The Next Administration." ("Former VP Cheney Endorses Tillerson For Secretary Of State," Local News 8 KIFI Wyoming , 12/13/16)

Former Secretary Of State James Baker III: Tillerson Will Be "Formulating And Implementing American Foreign Policy On The Basis Of The Principles And Values Of This Country And In The National Interests Of This Country."

Former Secretary Of State James Baker III: Tillerson Will Be "Formulating And Implementing American Foreign Policy On The Basis Of The Principles And Values Of This Country And In The National Interests Of This Country." (Madeline Conway, "James Baker: Tillerson Will Adopt 'Different Outlook' On Putin," CNN , 12/14/16)

James Baker III: Tillerson Is An "Excellent Choice" Because Of His "Management Skills" And "International Experience." (Madeline Conway, "James Baker: Tillerson Will Adopt 'Different Outlook' On Putin," CNN , 12/14/16)

Former Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice: Tillerson Is An "Excellent Choice" And "Will Bring To The Post Remarkable And Broad International Experience; A Deep Understanding Of The Global Economy; And A Belief In America's Special Role In The World."

Former Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice: "Rex Tillerson Is An Excellent Choice For Secretary Of State. He Will Bring To The Post Remarkable And Broad International Experience; A Deep Understanding Of The Global Economy; And A Belief In America's Special Role In The World." (Condoleezza Rice, Facebook, 12/13/16)

Condoleezza Rice: "I Know Rex As A Successful Business Man And A Patriot. He Will Represent The Interests And The Values Of The United States With Resolve And Commitment. And He Will Lead The Exceptional Men And Women Of The State Department With Respect And Dedication." (Condoleezza Rice, Facebook, 12/13/16)

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates: Tillerson "Would Bring To The Position Vast Knowledge, Experience And Success In Dealing With Dozens Of Governments And Leaders In Every Corner Of The World"

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates: "I Strongly Endorse The President-Elect's Selection Of Rex Tillerson To Be The Next Secretary Of State." ("Press Release - What They Are Saying: Leaders Praise Tillerson For Secretary Of State," Trump-Pence Transition Team , 12/13/16)

Gates: "He Would Bring To The Position Vast Knowledge, Experience And Success In Dealing With Dozens Of Governments And Leaders In Every Corner Of The World." ("Press Release - What They Are Saying: Leaders Praise Tillerson For Secretary Of State," Trump-Pence Transition Team , 12/13/16)

Gates: "He Is A Person Of Great Integrity Whose Only Goal In Office Would Be To Protect And Advance The Interests Of The United States. I Know This Eagle Scout Will Be A Global Champion Of The Best Values Of Our Country." ("Press Release - What They Are Saying: Leaders Praise Tillerson For Secretary Of State," Trump-Pence Transition Team , 12/13/16)

Former Secretary Of State Henry Kissinger: Tillerson Pick Is A "Good Appointment"

Former Secretary Of State Henry Kissinger: "I Think It's A Good Appointment." (Mark Hensch, "Kissinger Lauds Trump's Pick For Secretary Of State," The Hill , 12/14/16)

Former Assistant Secretary Of State Robert Charles: Tillerson Will Bring A "New Professionalism" And A "New Perspective" To Washington

Former Assistant Secretary Of State Robert Charles: "A New Professionalism Is In The Air - And It's About Time. Whatever Friction He May Encounter In The Wind Tunnel Of Change, He Is Likely To Do Well, And Bring A Perspective Not Often Seen In The Capitol." (Robert Charles, "Trump's Secretary Of State Pick: What Every American Should Know About Rex Tillerson," Fox News , 12/13/16)

Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley: Tillerson Is A "Strong Choice" With "Broad Experience And Established Relationships Throughout The World."

Stephen Hadley: "It Is A Strong Choice. Mr. Tillerson Has Broad Experience And Established Relationships Throughout The World. They Will Be Of Enormous Value As The New Administration Develops Its Foreign Policy Strategy And Approach." ("Press Release - What They Are Saying: Leaders Praise Tillerson For Secretary Of State," Trump-Pence Transition Team , 12/13/16)

Senator And Chairman Of The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker: "Mr. Tillerson Is A Very Impressive Individual And Has An Extraordinary Working Knowledge Of The World."

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN): "Mr. Tillerson Is A Very Impressive Individual And Has An Extraordinary Working Knowledge Of The World." ("Press Release - What They Are Saying: Leaders Praise Tillerson For Secretary Of State," Trump-Pence Transition Team , 12/13/16)

Deputy Director Of The Foreign Policy Program At The Brookings Institution Suzanne Maloney: Tillerson Has A "Deep, Nuanced Understanding Of Political Context"

Suzanne Maloney: "Oil Folks Know Stuff: Anyone Who Manages Multi-Billion Dollar, Multi-Decade Projects Needs Deep, Nuanced Understanding Of Political Context." (Suzanne Maloney, Twitter Feed , 12/10/16)


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