Rubio: No decision yet on Tillerson
Sen. Marco Rubio Marco RubioRubio: No decision yet on Tillerson Overnight Energy: Tillerson has a rough confirmation hearing Rocky start for Trump's State Department nominee MORE (R-Fla.) hasn’t decided yet whether or not he will support Rex Tillerson, the nominee to be secretary of State.
Through three rounds of questioning that frequently became tense, Rubio tore into President-elect Donald Trump Donald TrumpRubio: No decision yet on Tillerson Lawmakers exploring ways to rein in Trump on trade Overnight Energy: Tillerson has a rough confirmation hearing MORE’s diplomatic for not clearly declaring countries as human rights violators, standing up for human rights and sufficiently criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Speaking with reporters his third round of questions, Rubio said he had not been swayed one way or another on Tillerson.
“It’s clear that I’m concerned about some of his answers, and I’m encouraged by a few others. But obviously, I want to go back and think through this a little bit,” Rubio said, adding that he will submit some follow-up questions in writing to Tillerson.
Rubio would nearly certainly be the swing vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee if he votes against Tillerson, which would kill Tillerson’s nomination and prevent it from going to the full Senate for a vote.
Asked if he was leaning one way or the other on the former Exxon Mobil Corp.