Senator David Perdue Statement On Meeting With Rex Tillerson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, today released the following statement after meeting with Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State: 


“We need to make bold changes to help re-establish American leadership and credibility around the world. President-elect Trump understands that we need someone with an outside perspective and diverse experience to lead our diplomatic efforts, not another Washington bureaucrat. As a business guy, I am extremely encouraged by Mr. Tillerson’s unique qualifications to lead our nation’s foreign policy.

“In our meeting today, we discussed President Obama’s dangerous Iran Deal, the rise of traditional rivals like Russia and China, and the threats posed by North Korea. Mr. Tillerson will bring a results-oriented focus to the State Department and our diplomatic efforts around the world, partnering with our friends to address the critical issues facing our global security today. Mr. Tillerson is committed to tackling this multifaceted global security crisis, and I strongly support his nomination to be the next Secretary of State.”