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.


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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