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Marco Rubio: He’ll Support Rex Tillerson’s Nomination For Sec. Of State

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says he’ll support Rex Tillerson’s nomination for secretary of state.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected this afternoon to vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee.

Rubio had clashed with Tillerson at a committee hearing earlier this month after the ExxonMobil CEO refused to label Russian President Vladimir Putin a ‘‘war criminal’’ or strongly condemn human rights violations in Saudi Arabia and the Philippines.

Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham said over the weekend they would back Tillerson.

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