Rubio Won't Say If He'll Vote for Tillerson for Secretary of State

Marco Rubio, a Republican, grilled Rex Tillerson about human rights during the confirmation hearing.
2:25 | 01/11/17

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Anything. You know a good chance how to submit questions in writing which booked well what we're back and and Americans that your person and it's clear I'm concerned about some answers and hurt by a few others I think it's important to us now from other. Clear and that's why specifically human rights violations and unwillingness. Comment on extrajudicial killings and Goldman's. Shirt brags about. Acknowledged war crimes committed in the leveled by Russian forces I don't that's not classified information to open source reporting has most certainly available. To nominee for secretary of state. And for someone who is on its selling points for his nomination is that he's traveled extensively drug. But I want to clearly he's as someone I've done extensive research on him personally a lot of this is a fine upstanding Americans with good character was good intentions and legitimately wants or country. He's been nominated to what I believe is the second most important position looks. Executive branch. The second most visible American on the planet. From from the government perspective. And absolutely and and victims are seriously this is a gentleman didn't need to do this he had he was headed for very comfortable retirement. And the only reason he's given us because he loves her serve and respect deeply I want him understand. But I also wanted to understand these persons reports on perverse its factories. Matters that are going to have more important reform policy would be clear and I don't want to see us move towards reform policies which human rights matters. Nothing else and I want something more important is standing in the way it's going to go back and look through this. The very importance as and I recognize. You know partisan split on the committee and whether so you know I have to. Make sure that. A 100%. On and I make I make it. I'm prepared to do what's right. I'm analyzing partisan standpoint my view is that the president deserves wide latitude in the nomination. But the more important positions left latitude Flickr Kong particularly wide in some positions I think gets tired tired. Discretion becomes more limited and honors student I had to incidents the highest I'm not an evocative ways.

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