Three quotes to sum up Rex Tillerson's afternoon
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Marco Rubio, the most skeptical GOP questioner, scored when asking Tillerson's opinion on the extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers in The Philippines:
Tillerson: I'm not disputing anything you're saying because I know you have access information that I do not have.Rubio: That's from the Los Angeles Times.Tillerson: Well, I'm not going to rely on solely what I read in the newspapers.
When pressed by Ed Markey on Trump's prior statements seemingly supportive of nuclear proliferation in East Asia:
Tillerson: I do not agree . . . I don't think anyone advocates for more nuclear weapons on the planet.
Though Tillerson said he believes Islam is a "great faith" that doesn't necessitate a "blanket rejection" on entering the U.S., he was noncommittal when pressed by Jeanne Shaheen about Trump's proposed Muslim ban…
Tillerson: I would need to have a lot more information around how such an approach would even be constructed.