Confirmation Battle Looms for Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State – Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—Donald Trump pushed ahead Tuesday with his controversial pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil Corp. chief Rex Tillerson, setting up a likely battle with senators—including some Republicans—who have raised questioned about his closeness to Russian leaders.

Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, influential voices in the chamber on foreign-policy issues, want to use the confirmation process to…


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