The former Secretary of Defense under Presidents Obama and Bush, Robert Gates, endorsed and introduced Rex Tillerson during his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State Wednesday morning.
“On many occasions after a day of meetings, Rex and I would talk, often for hours, about international affairs, including Russia, Vladimir Putin. I believe I have a pretty good idea about how he thinks about the world and the challenges we face,” Gates communicated to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Gates then listed the duties of the Secretary of State. “Against a backdrop of having known or worked with 12 Secretaries of State, I believe Mr. Tillerson is superbly qualified to carry out each of these roles.”
Gates praised Tillerson’s leadership qualities and integrity, saying, “I know he will lead the Department of State with skill and respect for the professionals.”
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