Skip to comments.King: Hearings prep for Tillerson, Trump secretary of state pick
Posted on 01/03/2017 6:05:17 AM PST by RoosterRedux
President-elect Donald Trumps choice for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, met Monday in Washington, D.C. with a team of national security experts including Rep. Peter King and veterans of President George W. Bushs administration to discuss foreign policy ahead of his confirmation hearings, the Seaford congressman said.
We were asking questions the way the senators would ask them, King, a Republican, told Newsday, calling Tillerson very well-versed, very knowledgeable.
King said the two-hour session with Tillerson included former Bush national security adviser Stephen Hadley and former Bush chief of staff Andrew Card, among about four or five other participants.
The group will meet with Tillerson again in the near future, he said.
King a member of the House Committee of Homeland Security said one challenge he believes Tillerson will easily overcome is speaking about business transactions in laymans terms.
I think hed be a good spokesman for America in the world and, I would think, a tough negotiator, the congressman said.
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Asking them the way Republicans would? "Mr. Tillerson, what are your views of ISIS and Syria?"
Or asking them the way DemocRATS would? "Mr. Tillerson, how soon are you planning to divest yourself of all Exxon-Mobile stock?"
HOORAY T. Rex
At least he can throw so-called democrats the bone that he presided over the homosexualization of the Boy Scouts.
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