Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s confirmation of Rex Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State.

“Americans want stability and consistency in our foreign policy and they want to feel safe at home and abroad. That means we need to work with our allies and stand up to our adversaries. That also means not only having a strong individual at the helm of the State Department, but also a strong military to deter our foes.

“Rex Tillerson has earned the respect of leaders around the world. He also has the statesmanlike demeanor to represent our nation’s values and interests in a complex and dangerous world. As a successful business figure he has acquired a broad understanding of global politics and the global economy, which will serve him well as Secretary of State.”