Rex Tillerson confirmed as Secretary of State by Senate Committee

Rex Tillerson has been confirmed as the next Secretary of State by a Senate Committee late Monday.

The former CEO of Exxon Mobil, he has been praised by Trump but criticized by many others for his strong relations with Russia, from whom he was given the Order of Friendship.

The Committee on Foreign Relations approved Tillerson 11-10, with all Republicans, including the initially reluctant Marco Rubio, approving him, and all Democrats voting against his nomination.

If confirmed, as he is likely to be, by the Senate as a whole, he will take office as the 69th Secretary of State.

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