Senator Menendez told Rex Tillerson that "diplomacy is not the same as deal-making," questioned how Tillerson hasn't discussed Russia policy with President-elect Trump, and called Exxon the "in-house lobbyist for Russia" against sanctions. Tillerson said Exxon never lobbied against sanctions.
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Senator Rand Paul asks Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson (ex-Exxon CEO) about how he will act as the Secretary of State. Check out Rand Paul's website here▼ http://www.paul.senate.gov/ Like Rand Paul on Facebook▼ http://www.facebook.com/RandPaul Follow Rand Paul on Twitter▼ http://twitter.com/RandPaul Follow Rand Paul on Instagram▼ http://instagram.com/drrandpaul/ A Short Bio on Rand Paul Senator Rand Paul, M.D. is one of the nation’s leading advocates for liberty. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010, Dr. Paul has proven to be an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility. As a fierce advocate against government overreach, Rand has fought tirelessly to return government to its limited, constitutional scope. A devoted husband and father, Dr. Paul and his family live in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where Rand owned his own ophthalmology practice and performed eye surgery for 18 years. As a hard-working and dedicated physician--not a career politician--Rand Paul came to Washington to shake things up and to make a difference. Dr. Paul has been married for 24 years to Kelley Ashby Paul of Russellville, Kentucky, and together, they have three sons: William, 21; Duncan, 18; and Robert, 15. He regularly volunteered to coach teams for each of his three sons in Little League baseball, soccer, and basketball. Rand and Kelley are both devout Christians and are active in their local church. Rand is the third of five children born to Carol and Ron Paul. He grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas and attended Baylor University. He graduated from Duke Medical School in 1988. Dr. Paul completed a general surgery internship at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Duke University Medical Center. Upon completion of his training in 1993, Rand and Kelley moved to Bowling Green to start their family and begin his ophthalmology practice. In 1995, Rand founded the Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic, an organization that provides eye exams and surgery to needy families and individuals. Rand is a former president and 17 year member of Lions Clubs International, which is dedicated to preserving sight by providing eyeglasses and surgery to the less fortunate around the world. In recognition of his outstanding and sustained efforts to provide vision care to Kentuckians in need, Lions Clubs International has awarded Rand many of its highest commendations. A large part of Rand's daily work as an ophthalmologist was dedicated to preserving the vision of our seniors. In 2002, The Twilight Wish Foundation recognized Rand for Outstanding Service and Commitment to Seniors. During his free time, Dr. Paul performs pro-bono eye surgeries for patients across Kentucky. Additionally, he provides free eye surgery to children from around the world through his participation in the Children of the Americas Program. Most recently, he traveled to Guatemala on a medical mission trip with the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center. During the week over 200 patients, many of them blind with cataracts, had their vision restored by Dr. Paul. Dr. Paul's entrance into politics is indicative of his life’s work as a surgeon: a desire to diagnose problems and provide practical solutions, whether it be in Bowling Green, Kentucky or Washington, D.C. Randal Howard "Rand" Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American physician and politician from Kentucky. In office since 2011, Paul currently serves in the United States Senate as a member of the Republican Party. He is also a trained ophthalmologist, and is the middle son of former U.S. Representative and physician Ron Paul of Texas. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paul attended Baylor University and is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine. Paul began practicing ophthalmology in 1993 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and established his own clinic in December 2007. Paul has been considered a supporter of the Tea Party movement, and a vocal critic of the Federal Reserve System. He has opposed NSA mass surveillance of Americans and supports reduced government spending and taxation. He describes himself as "100% pro-life" and has cosponsored legislation for equal protection of the right to life from conception. Paul officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 U.S. presidential election on April 7, 2015.
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During confirmation hearings for President-elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, U.S. Senator Tom Udall pressed former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson about his position on climate change and whether he will continue his relationship with Exxon if he is confirmed as the nation's top diplomat.
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Opening statement, Tillerson confirmation hearing, 1/11/17
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[FULL] Franken Suggests Donald Trump AG Pick Sessions Overstated Number of Civil Rights Cases He Worked On Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, and Mr. Sessions tangle over the questionnaire that the attorney general nominee submitted to the committee as part of the confirmation process. At issue were a number of civil rights cases that Mr. Sessions said he worked on in Alabama. Mr. Franken suggests he exaggerated the number by claiming personal involvement in cases on which he merely had his name on court documents. Mr. Sessions denies that.
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Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson at Senate Foreign Relations Committee Confirmation Hearing Follow me on Twitter for latest videos And Live Stream Notifications @TruthUncovered_
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Heading into his confirmation hearing Wednesday, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson faces questions about his business links to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and will be pressed to answer for -- or disavow -- President-elect Donald Trump’s own call for warmer relations with the Russian leader. Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg Politics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloombergPolitics?sub_confirmation=1 And subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube for the latest business news: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg Politics is the destination for smart, non-partisan political coverage, offering breaking news and analysis, exclusive interviews, videos from the campaign trail, and more: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/ ‘With All Due Respect’ with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann airs every weeknight from 5 – 6 pm ET on Bloomberg Television: http://www.bloomberg.com/live Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/bpolitics/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BloombergPolitics/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bpolitics/
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Senator Menendez held an event across the river from where President-Elect Donald J. Trump was receiving an intelligence briefing about Russia’s cyberattack on U.S. elections. Menendez said if President-Elect Trump undermines the credibility of our intelligence agencies now, then when he seeks to use their information in the future as a basis for actions in the world, the world will question why he suddenly believes these agencies are credible when he said previously that they weren’t.
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