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Shaheen Statement on President-elect Trump’s pick of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to Serve as Secretary of State

(Washington, DC)—Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after President-elect Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State:

“It’s imperative that our Secretary of State have no qualms about confronting Russian aggression around the globe and should be completely unencumbered from personal conflicts of interest,” said Shaheen. “I have deep concerns about Rex Tillerson’s candidacy that are shared on both sides of the aisle, and I intend to review his record thoroughly during the confirmation process. But let me be clear: I will not support any candidate who would undermine NATO, our international agreements to combat climate change, or our efforts to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon."