January 23, 2017

The only thing I can say in Rex Tillerson's defense is, he got his lawyers to follow the law and yes, common decency when it comes to financial disclosure and ethics. Yes. Tillerson did the whole blind trust divestiture thing to the point that the Ethics officer complimented him.

So far, he is the ONLY Trump nominee to have done so.

This is not to say he should be Secretary of State. Oil interests already have plenty of say in our foreign policy, and Tillerson is way too chummy with Putin to be the head of our international diplomacy.

And now, a Senator who doesn't allow common decency to stop him from doing the politically expedient thing, stupider than toast US Senator Marco Rubio steps down from his moral high horse (displayed in the video above) and decides that oh sure I can vote for someone who won't say Putin is a war criminal in Aleppo because I might get to run for (vice?) president in 2020.

Yeah that's Rubio's statement, but I fixed it for him:

fify_rubio

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.