Chairman Brady on Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

For several months there has been considerable discussion about the possible departure of Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.  That event has taken place today with the President’s firing.

Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) is Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.  Tillerson, like Brady, is a fellow Texan.  Chairman Brady released the following statement in response to the announcement of Rex Tillerson’s departure as Secretary of State:

“We can all be proud of Rex Tillerson and his steady, thoughtful leadership as Secretary of State. A native of Huntsville, Texas, in my congressional district, he represents our country with the diplomacy and strength of a true Texan and a great American. His service is so appreciated and I wish him and his wife, Renda, all the best.

Mike Pompeo is a former House colleague who has worked tirelessly as CIA Director to keep our country safe and secure. I am confident he will continue the good work of Secretary Tillerson and serve our country with honor and distinction.”

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