Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson won approval Monday from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to become President Trump's secretary of State, paving the way for confirmation by the full Senate.

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Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said he respects Tillerson’s experience, but his world views don't support a tradition of promoting U.S. values such as protecting human rights and enforcing rule of law.

“It is not the type of moral clarity I would like a secretary of State to espouse,” Menendez said.

Menendez also said he did not think Tillerson was forthcoming in his answers about ExxonMobil's lobbying against sanctions.

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