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What You Need To Know About Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Secretary of State Nominee
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What You Need To Know About Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Secretary of State Nominee

Author Carolyn Kenney expresses concerns surrounding Rex Tillerson's nomination as secretary of state.

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  • Carolyn Kenney

In December, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Exxon Mobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state, a position that will be responsible for overseeing the nation’s foreign and diplomatic affairs. On Wednesday, Congress will commence Tillerson’s confirmation hearing.

Tillerson has spent the last 42 years working for Exxon Mobil – if confirmed, he would be the first secretary of state in the modern era with no formal government or foreign policy experience.

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Carolyn Kenney

Senior Policy Analyst, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative