Senate confirms Tillerson as secretary of State, in GOP push to fill Trump Cabinet

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2/1/17:

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Rex Tillerson as secretary of State, as part of a fast-paced day for majority Republicans who also pushed past Democratic resistance to advance three other President Trump Cabinet picks to a final vote.

The vote to confirm the former ExxonMobil executive as the country’s top diplomat was 56-43.

Trump, during Tillerson’s swearing in in the Oval Office, said that it is “time to bring a clear-eyed focus to foreign affairs.” He also praised Tillerson’s background, telling him, “Your whole life has prepared you for this moment.”

Earlier in the day, Senate Republicans, frustrated by Democrats’ attempts to delay other Cabinet confirmations, moved swiftly to advance three nominees to a final vote.

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