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Sen. Bob Corker: 'Relatively Confident' Tillerson Will Be Confirmed

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By    |   Friday, 20 Jan 2017 07:49 PM

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker reportedly feels "relatively confident" secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson will be confirmed – with or without his panel's vote.

According to the Washington Examiner, the Tennessee Republican senator's committee will take up a vote on the former Exxon Mobil CEO on Monday, but a majority vote isn't a sure thing.

The votes for Tillerson in his committee are "a little bit in flux," Corker conceded, the Examiner reported.

"The best route would obviously be he is voted out in the normal way,' Corker said, the Examiner reported. "At the end of the day, I feel relatively confident he's going to be our next secretary of state."

According to the Examiner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would bring Tillerson's nomination to the Senate floor for a vote even without a majority vote of the foreign relations panel. Tillerson would need 50 votes to be confirmed.

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker reportedly feels "relatively confident" secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson will be confirmed – with or without his panel's vote.
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