U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:
“Over the last year, the Trump Administration confronted myriad national security threats—the terrorist threat from ISIL and Al Qaeda, the dramatic advancement in North Korea’s missile program, crafting new strategies in Afghanistan and Iraq, standing up to Russian malign behavior and confronting the ongoing civil war in Syria—each of which presented a unique challenge to our nation. Through it all, our country was able to call upon the unique talents of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.
Rex took the depth of knowledge and experience formed of decades as one of America’s leading business executives and adapted it to the world of diplomacy, quickly learning the details and national security imperatives he pursued as Secretary of State. Our national security was enhanced through his service and I wish him well in the future.”