Inhofe Statement on Tillerson for Secretary of State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released a statement in support of President-elect Trump's announcement of his intention to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State: 

"I am pleased by President-elect Trump’s announcement to nominate Rex Tillerson to be our Secretary of State," Inhofe said.  "I have known Rex for years and think he will be great for this position. He is an accomplished leader who has proven himself on the world stage as ExxonMobil’s CEO. His business acumen will provide a welcomed, fresh look at how the State Department conducts its business, and I am confident he will leverage our global leadership position to strengthen the United States and our allies around the world. I look forward to discussing my national security concerns with him and working closely with him in the coming years.”