Former Chattanooga Mayor and now Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday released the following statement regarding President-elect Donald J. Trump’s intention to nominate Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.
“I very much appreciated President-elect Trump calling me last night to let me know that he would be nominating Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.
Mr. Tillerson is a very impressive individual and has an extraordinary working knowledge of the world. I congratulate him on his nomination and look forward to meeting with him and chairing his confirmation hearing.
“On a personal note, it has been an honor to be considered for Secretary of State. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the President-elect and his team throughout this process and appreciate the deliberate manner in which he arrived at this decision. I look forward to working with him to move our country forward.”
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on Mr. Tillerson’s nomination in early January.