John McCain (R-Ariz.), left, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are generally aligned on national security issues. (Alex Brandon/AP)The most interesting person to watch in ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing for secretary of state Wednesday — after Tillerson himself — is without question Sen. Marco Rubio. Or Rubio could be, well, more diplomatic, tempering his questions about Tillerson’s global philosophy and Trump’s views toward Putin and paving the way for an easy confirmation. Several of them have joined Rubio in criticizing Tillerson’s credentials, but Rubio is the most prominent among them on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which is tasked with vetting the oil titan’s qualifications. Rubio has yet to signal which direction he’ll take Wednesday, despite early claims of “serious concerns” about Tillerson’s nomination.
Source: Washington Post January 11, 2017 00:06 UTC