Tillerson needed a simple majority — 51 senators — for confirmation. The final vote was 56 in favor, 43 against.
Three Democrats voted in favor of Tillerson, including Senators Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp, and Mark Warner. Angus King, an Independent who caucuses with the Democrats, also voted in for Tillerson.It was Tillerson's contacts with Russia and strongman Vladimir Putin that raised alarms among some Republicans. Among other things, Tillerson was given the Order of Friendship award by Putin.
This is a real setback for the clean-energy movement and a boon for the fossil fuel and dirty energy industry. It sends a real wake-up call to the people who really matter. So wake up!!
Alberta's Tar Sands Revisited
Most people have heard about the Keystone XL pipeline and the millions of jobs it will create and the many other benefits it will provide humanity. However, most people have never heard of the Alberta Tar Sands. We know it's not the job of the media to report on real news, but it's been labeled the worst environmental disaster ever.
Back in 2014 we featured it extensively and now that we're on the path to making America Great Again, we thought we would revisit it as a reminder of just how great it was. Click HERE.