Senate confirms Rex Tillerson as secretary of state in 56-to-43 vote

Senate confirms Rex Tillerson as secretary of state in 56-to-43 vote

Rex Tillerson won confirmation Wednesday to become secretary of state, placing a longtime oil company executive at the helm of what President Trump has promised will be an “America first” foreign policy. The final vote was 56 to 43, with four members of the Democratic caucus in favor of confirmation: Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Angus […]