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TN Senator Corker responds to nomination of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State


Sen. Bob Corker (R)

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.

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