Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia becomes the first Democrat to publicly back President Donald J. Trump’s selection for Secretary of State in Exxon/Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, saying he considers the president’s selection to represent the United States on the world stage to be “honorable and patriotic.”
Manchin’s daughter is the price-gouging CEO ay Mylan that hiked the price of the epinephrine auto-injector by 400 percent.
With 51 U.S. Senate Republicans not counting Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)—Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, who has yet to be voted on in the Senate Judiciary Committee or the full U.S. Senate—it is likely that every single Trump nominee will be approved by the Senate. But Tillerson, who faced some criticism from people like Rubio and Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), was not a done deal until after Rubio dropped his opposition.