Rex Tillerson’s Survival in the Senate
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This Week’s Debate Question: Will Rex Tillerson, Trump’s appointment for Secretary of State, survive the confirmation process in the Senate?
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Honestly, I have not been paying very close attention to Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. However, from what I have heard about Tillerson, the Democrats in the Senate will put up a fight before they allow another huge businessman and billionaire into such a position of power. All of America saw how they tried to vilify and criminalize the fact that Trump was wealthy. I believe they will try and do the same with Tillerson. Yet this shouldn’t matter in the long term. The Republicans have the majority in the Senate, and I believe they will stand by the choice of their president-elect. They really don’t have many other options. The whole country is divided as it has never been before, and now the Republicans have full control of all sections of the government for the first time in nearly 90 years. What they want Americans to see is not a divided party, squabbling over cabinet nominations. They want us to see a party that is ready for change. Thus I believe Tillerson will be in.
I think Rex will survive the confirmation process; with a Republican majority in the Senate, I think Republicans are likely to disregard their reservations concerning Trump’s appointments. It’s been 8 years since the last Republican president, and Republicans aren’t about to start off Trump’s presidency with some in-party fighting. Instead, they’ll show a unified front and approve all of his appointments, with hopes that Trump will fall in line with some of their policy positions as well.
The “Conflict of Interest” argument is and should be a joke. Are you telling me that Obama, Kerry, and Rice didn’t collude against Israel in the latest Sec Council UN vote on “Settlements”? We have Egyptian meeting minutes proving this. And what did the Palestinians have to negotiate? Nothing.
With T., Rex – yes you heard it here first from Shockwave… “T-REX” is going to become the media’s pet name for him. Right here 2017-01-03. OK – T-Rex will be fought but eventually confirmed. We need RELATIONSHIPS with Russia. How many Russians do you know? Whose phone numbers do you have? Point is – Rex has the clout and relationships to serve in the role, and not just with Russia. Real International Experience.