Some people think that Senator John McCain has needed a smackdown for some time now and it seems that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has delivered that message. It is too bad that the Senator does not like the way that President Trump’s SECSTATE is conducting national business. What IS important is that Mr. Tillerson is carrying out his mission in the manner the President desires. It sounds like McCain wants to follow the liberal mantra in giving the United States largess to foreign nations without question.
As Written By Cheryl K. Chumley for The Washington Times ANALYSIS/OPINION:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in a quick Sunday show moment, put the hush to Sen. John McCain’s lips.
McCain tried to shame the secretary in a recent New York Times opinion piece, suggestingTillerson was killing off our overseas allies, one oppression policy at our time. And like a giant hand swatting a pesky fruit fly, Tillerson shot back: You don’t know what you’re talking about, John.
Here’s the backstory. McCain, in his opinion piece, blamed Tillerson for advancing policies that were “simply transactional” and not based on U.S. values.
“Tillerson [has] sent a message to oppressed people everywhere, ‘Don’t look to the United States for hope,’ ” McCainwrote a week ago. “Our values make us sympathetic to your plight, and when it’s convenient we might officially express that sympathy.”
The rhetoric was a bit harsh for a secretary of state who is simply trying to forge national diplomacy that was based, as President Donald Trump has called for across the board, an America first way of doing business. In other words, Tillerson isn’t planning on running his State Department as a bleeding heart liberal humanitarian assistance program.