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Senate Floor Debate on Tillerson Nomination Begins Monday

Trump’s Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson will be the subject of Senate floor debate tomorrow, before a procedural vote that may pave the way for a full confirmation vote on Wednesday. This is terrible timing for Tillerson given Trump’s decision to embarrass us on the world stage with his un-American action banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

It should be an interesting week but, no matter what Tillerson says about Trump’s executive order, I agree completely with people who say Tillerson should not get a single Democratic vote to run the State Department. If the Senate Democratic caucus provides 48 ‘nay’ votes, it will take only three Republican Senators with a conscience — yes, I understand the improbability of that — to kill his nomination and send a strong message to Trump.

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