Saturday, January 14, 2017

Little Marco's Revenge: Rubio's vote key for Trump's pick for Secretary of State

I think Marco Rubio's little floor show at Rex Tillerson's confirmation hearing was all about extracting a little political payback from Donald Trump. 
Trump dusted Rubio in the primaries and Rubio wants something back from Trump for his vote.  
Fox News reports the fate of President-elect Donald Trump’s selection for his administration’s Secretary of State hinges in the vote of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
The Wall Street Journal reported that three Republican senators have expressed concern over Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon Mobil. Rubio is reportedly undecided on his vote and said he will not discuss the matter until he comes to a decision.
“We’re just going to continue to go through the process,” he said, according to the report. “And we’ll make a decision soon.
Tillerson and Rubio clashed during a pair of contentious exchanges Wednesday, with an incredulous Rubio pressing the prospective diplomat to brand Russian President Vladimir Putin a "war criminal" and Tillerson coolly blunting Rubio's broadsides by explaining his more deliberative vision.

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