The highly anticipated Sec. of State position has been filled. There was a lot of controversy surrounding the choice for this office. Some thought Mitt Romney was going to be his pick, but that isn’t the case. Check out who he is picking for his nomination.
Tillerson had reportedly jumped to the front of the pack of candidates in recent days, despite not being mentioned on shortlists as recently as last week.
Trump transition spokesman Jason Miller said in a tweet Saturday afternoon that there would not be an announcement about the State position until at least next week, though he did not refute the report.
Critics have already called into question Tillerson’s ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Tillerson negotiated an energy partnership with Putin in 2011 that the Russian president said could be worth $500 billion.
The following year, Tillerson received the Russian Order of Friendship, one of the highest awards the country bestows upon foreign nationals.