Senator Rubio, remember how that Gang of Eight press conference turned out for you. Don't make the same mistake again. Do you really want to join forces against Donald Trump with the media and the 'deep state'? Because Trump is winning that war. You do not have to throw in completely with Trump, but killing Rex Tillerson's chances in committee is not a hill to die on.
We all get Putin is bad. Guess what, so are some of China, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Cuba and Venezuela's leaders (and the list goes on).
If you have legitimate concerns about Rex Tillerson, why not quietly and directly present them to President Elect Trump? After all, what you are engaged in is Advise and Consent. I would try the advise part first (and sometimes a public hearing is not the best time to do that).
Tillerson was not my first choice, but then again, I am not President Elect. What I have heard so far in the hearings does not even remotely go to disqualification status for Tillerson. I would think you might even agree with this. While the Senate has the right to consent, there is something to be said about letting the President pick who he wants. And be careful the crowd you hang out with.
You should pick and choose your battles more carefully.
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