UPDATED- NEW CALL TO ACTION: Tell the Senate Committee NO to Rex Tillerson, NO to Russia!
Rex Tillerson’s connections to Russia are even more clear after Wednesday’s hearings, he would benefit from a removal of sanctions that prevent Russia for drilling for oil in the US. The biggest beneficiaries of removing those sanctions are Russia and Exxon, billions of dollars are at stake.
Bustle.com gives us a great script to deliver to your elected official and GOP Senators who are concerned about Russia:
Hi, my name is _______ and I’m calling to voice my opposition to Rex Tillerson’s appointment as Secretary of State. I strongly object to increased ties with the Russian government, and I request a full investigation into its hacking alleged by our nation’s intelligence community.
Contact Your Senators tell them to oppose Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/.
Contact U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Members, members are listed here with links to their contact information
538 has identified GOP Senators who are concerned about Russian’s Hacking.
First – on the Committee, the first step and best way to stop him – Marco Rubio. 202-224-3041 – if you tweet or use facebook
If Tillerson get’s past these hearings, we will provide contact for these Senators as well:
YOUR VOICE MATTERS! PLEASE USE IT!
While Trump blamed the media for all of his problems and claims publishing reports as he admits, “leaked from intelligence agencies” is irresponsible, Rex Tillerson’s hearing continued. Obviously, these two issues are closely related.
The release of the intelligence reports on Trump’s issues with Russia may or may not influence other senators, but we need to SPEAK UP.
More on issues surrounding Tillerson:
The connection between Trump-Russia-Oil-Sanctions-Exxon and why Trump wants Tillerson in as secretary of state: Did Putin help elect Trump to restore $500 billion Exxon oil deal killed by sanctions? Follow the money: Will Trump repay Putin by ending Russian sanctions and killing the Paris climate deal?
As reported in Politico, early in his hearing in response to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) questions, Tillerson denied that Exxon lobbied against sanctions against Russia. “The characterization that ExxonMobil lobbied against the sanctions is just not accurate,” he said.
Yetas reported in the Washington Post this afternoon, Senator Bob Corker reminded Tillerson that he had actually called the Senator about the sanctions. Disconcerting.
In a report this past December, Politico reported:
“Exxon Mobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill” The company’s formidable lobbying operation cleared the way for outgoing CEO Rex Tillerson to help restore a program worth billions of dollars as secretary of state.
There are so many issues with Tillerson and fortunately many GOP senators seem to agree. Regardless, we are still at risk of seeing someone who has done business and is in favor with Russia, presents problems for the environment, has no experience in foreign diplomacy and may somehow be involved in the tangled mess that is Trump’s relationship with Russia.