Senate Committee Approves Wichita Falls Native Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

Senate Committee Approves Wichita Falls Native Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

Senate Committee Approves Wichita Falls Native Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

The former CEO of Exxon Mobil received an 11-10 vote in favor of his confirmation No democrat senators on the committee voted in favor of Tillerson saying that his close business ties to Russian Federation and its leader Vladimir Putin were "troubling".

Elon Musk is a well-known clean energy advocate - but he shocked many followers this week when he threw his support behind former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Musk expressed his support for Tillerson, this week via Twitter.

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"He [Tillerson] has publicly acknowledged for years that a carbon tax could make sense", Musk told Gizmodo in an interview published after his series of tweets went viral.

Elon Musk defended these clearly contradictory stances and said: "This is something we need to strive for and the more voices of reason that the President hears, the better". Supporters describe him as a tough-minded engineer with small-town Texan values who managed to hammer out deals from Russian Federation to Venezuela, skills that will serve him well at the State Department. "Rex Tillerson has the potential to be an excellent Sec of State".

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Tillerson was the CEO and Chairman of Exxon Mobil Corp. which is the epitome of Big Oil.

Naturally Musk followers were quick to ask him why he'd support Tillerson, and he said, "Rex is an exceptionally competent executive, understands geopolitics and knows how to win for his team".

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Musk is also one of the big names to immediately approve of Trump's pick for his secretary of state. His tweets may have been innocent and random but it has caused a lot to recently questioning of the Tesla Motors CEO.

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