Saturday, January 21, 2017

Correction Newsflash: We Have No Secretary of State

I should have checked. Although, to be honest, I'm not sure this is much better.
Rex Tillerson, who spent his entire career at oil and gas giant ExxonMobil and rose to chairman and chief executive officer, has been nominated to succeed [Sec John] Kerry, but has not yet been confirmed by the Senate.


The president-elect has asked two top key State Department officials to stay on a bit longer — Under Secretary Tom Shannon and Brett McGuirk, who was appointed by President Barack Obama as his special envoy for the global coalition to counter the so-called Islamic State group.

Shannon becomes acting secretary Friday afternoon.


Overall, out of 690 positions requiring Senate confirmation tracked by the Washington Post and Partnership for Public Service, President-elect Donald Trump has named only 28 people so far. There are thousands more positions the new administration needs to fill.

Sounds like the state staffer mentioned below doesn't know what's going on. It would appear there is indeed an undersecretary.

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Is there any risk to national security here, do you think?

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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