December 13, 2016

Corker Statement on Nomination of Rex Tillerson

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today 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,” said Corker. “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,” added Corker. “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.