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ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson after the annual ExxonMobil shareholders meeting in Dallas in 2014. (LM Otero/AP)
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson after the annual ExxonMobil shareholders meeting in Dallas in 2014. (LM Otero/AP)
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President-elect Donald Trump has named Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state.

Several Democrats and Republicans in Congress have expressed concern that Tillerson is too tied to Russia to be an effective diplomat. But Suzanne Maloney (@MaloneySuzanne) of the Brookings Institution, also a former Exxon Mobil employee, defended the selection.

Maloney joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss Trump's pick, and Tillerson's background.

This article was originally published on December 13, 2016.

This segment aired on December 13, 2016.

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