12.13.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Rex Tillerson Nomination As Secretary Of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development, today released the following statement regarding President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State: 

“While this may seem like a nontraditional choice, after eight years of foreign policy setbacks, we will need to make some bold changes to help re-establish American leadership and credibility around the world. Rex Tillerson has spent his career overseeing one of our nation's largest companies and growing its presence around the world. As both a business guy and chairman of the subcommittee that oversees State Department management, I look forward to hearing from Mr. Tillerson, examining his goals for the State Department, and learning more about his perspective on the global security crisis we face today.”