The vote on the Senate floor today was 56-44, with all 52 Republicans and three Democrats – Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp and Mark Warner – and independent Angus King voting in favor. We can call that bipartisan support for Tillerson, who could well be an outstanding Secretary of State.
And now for the wailing and gnashing of teeth. Here’s a press release from our favorite moonbats at the Friends Of The Earth…
Citizens of the world will resist Tillerson’s United States of Exxon
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate today voted to confirm former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be the United States Secretary of State. In response, Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica issued the following statement:
Welcome to the United States of Exxon, where Big Oil no longer has to buy off the government because it now actually is the government. Rex Tillerson, the country’s chief Oil Baron, is now the country’s chief diplomat.
Trump and Tillerson are cut from the same cloth — driven by greed and devoid of a moral compass. Only a morally bankrupt president would want his secretary of state to be a man who made his career and his many millions off of vast human suffering, environmental destruction, and climate denial. And only morally bankrupt senators would vote to put him there.
Senators Collins, McCain, Rubio and Graham have made the world less safe for our children and our children’s children, and we will hold them accountable for that. Shame on Senators Manchin, Heitkamp, Warner and King. In voting for Tillerson, they have advanced the Trump administration’s Islamophobic, racist, misogynistic and xenophobic foreign policy agenda.
We also recognize the 43 senators who did the right thing, the largest showing of disapproval for a president’s nominee for secretary of state in memory. Their vote against Tillerson is a vote against Trump’s tyranny. With them and with the billions of people in this world who refuse to kowtow to Trump’s tyranny, we will #Resist.
#ThisIsWhyYouLost applies here, does it not?
We got a kick out of that release when it came across our e-mail and thought we’d pass it along to show how nutty some of the Left’s professional activists really are.