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Link: http://youtu.be/sG8hvoOhdmE

All Caps Text from C-Span, emphasis our own:
>> SENATOR MARKEY:
>> MR. TILLERSON, DURING YOUR TENURE AS CEO OF EXXONMOBIL THE COMPANY MASSIVELY EXPANDED IN RUSSIA GOING FROM VIRTUALLY NO HOLDINGS TO HOLDING THE DRILLING RIGHTS TO 63 MILLION ACRES.

THAT’S AN AREA INSIDE OF RUSSIA THAT IS THE SIZE OF WYOMING. AND ALMOST FIVE TIMES THE AMOUNT OF HOLDINGS EXXON HAS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. AS CEO OF EXXON, YOU VOCALLY OPPOSED THE RUSSIAN SANCTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE WHICH HAMPER EXXON’S ABILITY TO DRILL THERE.

NOW IN RECENT WEEKS WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT THE INCREDIBLY DISTURBING EXTENT TO WHICH RUSSIA HAS SOUGHT TO WEAKEN OUR NATION FROM ITS EFFORTS TO UNDER MINE THE ELECTION TO YESTERDAY’S NEWS THAT IT HAS COMPROMISING PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRESIDENT ELECT.

NOW I AM SURE THAT I AM NOT ALONE IN SAYING THAT I BELIEVE THAT THESE ALLEGATIONS IF TRUE DEMAND MORE AND STRONGER SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA.

NOW JUST THIS MORNING DONALD TRUMP SAID THAT HE THINKS THE RUSSIANS DID HACK OUR AMERICAN ELECTION. SO MR. TILLERSON, IN LIGHT OF WHAT YOU NOW KNOW ABOUT THE EXTEND OF RUSSIA’S HOSTILE ACTS AGAINST OUR COUNTRY, DO YOU SUPPORT INCREASING SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA EVEN IF DOING SO HURTS EXXONMOBIL?

TILLERSON:
>> SENATOR, IF CONFIRMED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE PRESIDENT AND I’M SURE WHAT WILL BE AN INTERAGENCY DECISION AROUND IMPOSING ADDITIONAL SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA, THERE WILL BE NO SPACE BETWEEN ME AND THE PRESIDENT OR THE ADMINISTRATION IN THOSE DECISIONS. I SERVE IF CONFIRMED I SERVE ONLY THE INTEREST OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

SENATOR MARKEY:
.>> WELL, AGAIN, THE QUESTION THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE IS THAT YOU HAVE SPENT 41 YEARS AT EXXONMOBIL AND EXXONMOBIL CONTROLS FOR LEASING PURPOSES DRILLING PURPOSES OIL PURPOSES AN AREA THE SIZE OF WYOMING INSIDE OF RUSSIA AND YOU HAVE SPENT YOUR ENTIRE ADULT LIFE WORKING THERE. SO, THERE’S A QUESTION THAT PEOPLE HAVE IN THEIR MINDS ABOUT YOUR ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO SEPARATE.

YOU KNOW, IF THE HEAD OF THE SIERRA CLUB WAS NAMED TOMORROW TO BE THE NEW CEO EXXONMOBIL, SOME OF THE SHAREHOLDERS AT EXXONMOBIL MIGHT WONDER WHETHER THE HEAD OF SIERRA CLUB COULD PUT ASIDE THEIR WHOLE PAST HISTORY IN ORDER TO ADVANCE THE SHAREHOLDER INTEREST, THE PEOPLE WATCHING THIS HEARING AND THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES ARE WONDERING THE SAME THING WITH ISSUE WITH REGARD TO YOUR PAST HISTORY.

AND NOT JUST THE VAST INTERESTS WHICH EXXONMOBIL HAS IN RUSSIA, BUT IN DOZENS OF OTHER COUNTRIES ACROSS THE WORLD. NOW EARLIER YOU SAID THAT YOU WOULD RECUSE YOURSELF FROM ISSUES INVOLVING EXXONMOBIL AS REQUIRED BY STATUTE.

BUT THAT STATUTE, THAT STATUTORY RECUSAL PERIOD IS ONLY FOR ONE YEAR. YOU COULD BE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOUR YEARS OR FOR EIGHT YEARS.

YOU, IN MY OPINION, ARE GOING TO HAVE MANY, MANY ISSUES AFTER THAT ONE-YEAR PERIOD IS UP THAT RELATES TO THE ECONOMIC INTEREST OF EXXONMOBIL.

SO I ASK YOU, SIR, IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO RECUSE YOURSELF FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR TIME AS SECRETARY OF STATE FROM ANY MANNER DEALING WITH EXXONMOBIL’S ECONOMIC INTERESTS SO THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SURE THAT THE ONLY INTEREST THAT YOU ARE SERVING IS THE INTEREST OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE?

TILLERSON:
>> SENATOR, AS I INDICATED EARLIER, I WILL HONOR OBVIOUSLY THE STATUTORY RECUSAL PERIOD AN THEN AFTER THAT ANY MATTER THAT MIGHT INVOLVE EXXONMOBIL OR HAS THE APPEARANCE THAT IT COULD LEAD TO SOME TYPE OF CONFLICT, I WILL SEEK THE GUIDANCE OF THE ETHICS COUNCIL A REVIEW BY THEM AND IF IT IS PROPER FOR ME TO RECUSE I’LL HONOR THAT.

SENATOR MARKEY:
>> WELL, AGAIN, ONE YEAR IS VERY BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME GIVEN THE VAST ECONOMIC INTEREST AFFECTS ON MOBILE IN NIGERIA, IN IRAQ, IN RUSSIA, IN COUNTRY AFTER COUNTRY AROUND THE WORLD. I THINK, MR. TILLERSON, IT WOULD BE FAR BETTER FOR YOU JUST TO SAY THAT FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR TIME AS SECRETARY THAT YOU WILL NOT ALLOW FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT TO BE A PART OF ANY DECISION ABOUT ANYTHING THAT AFFECTS EXXONMOBIL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WOULD FEEL MUCH MORE COMFORT IF YOU WOULD IN FACT MAKE THAT COMMITMENT TO THEM.

NOW, DURING YOUR TENURE AS CEO, EXXON HAS SUPPORTED PUBLIC POLICE GROUPS WHO HAVE SPREAD CLIMATE DENIAL. SENATOR KAINE DEALT WITH THAT ISSUE AND ALSO OPPOSED CLEAN ENERGY INCLUDING FOR EXAMPLE FINANCIAL SUPPORT IN 2015 FOR THE AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL AND THE MANHATTAN INSTITUTE, TWO GROUPS WHICH ARE CLIMATE DENIERS.

IN 2016 WHEN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF MASSACHUSETTS ASKED FOR CLIMATE ACTIVITIES UNDER MASSACHUSETTS’S CONSUMER AND FINANCIAL PROTECTION LAWS, EXXON SUED THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF MASSACHUSETTS. AND OTHER PUBLIC POLICY GROUPS THAT HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF EXXON. SO WE HAVE EVIDENCE IN THE PAST OF EXXON DURING THE TIME YOU HAVE BEEN THERE SUPPORTING GROUPS OPPOSING CLIMATE ACTION AND ALSO TRYING TO SILENCE GROUPS THAT HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF EXXON.

SO, GIVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, GIVEN YOUR PERSONAL HISTORY AT EXXONMOBIL AND THE ACTIONS OF THAT COMPANY, SOME REASON TO HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT THE CLIMATE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATED BY SECRETARY KERRY AND PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL BE SOMETHING THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION STATE DEPARTMENT WILL HONOR AND THAT YOU U.S. LEADERSHIP WILL CONTINUE AROUND THE PLANET.

WE ARE NOT JUST ANY COUNTRY. WE CANNOT BE A LAGGARD, THE WORLD EXPECTS US TO BE A LEADER ON CLIMATE CHANGE. PLEASE GIVE US THOSE ASSURANCES THAT YOU WILL GUARANTEE THE STATE DEPARTMENT WILL BE THE LEADER AS IT HAS BEEN IN ADVANCING CLIMATE AGENDA FOR OUR COUNTRY.

TILLERSON:
>> IF ELECTED I’M SURE I WILL WANT AND THE PRESIDENT ELECT WILL WANT TO DO FULL POLICIES AROUND GLOBAL ACCORDS AND GLOBAL AGREEMENTS AND I FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS MY VIEWS AROUND HIM AND I ALSO KNOW PART OF HIS PRIORITY IN CAMPAIGNING WAS AMERICA FIRST AND SO AS WE COMMIT TO SUCH ACCORDS AND AS THOSE ACCORDS ARE EXECUTED OVERTIME ARE THEY AT A DISADVANTAGE.

SENATOR MARKEY:
>> DO YOU BELIEVE IT TRUE TO WORK ABOUT OTHER COUNTRIES TO FIND A SOLUTION?

TILLERSON:
>> I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR AMERICA TO REMAIN ENGAGED WITH THE DISCUSSIONS SO WE ARE AT THE TABLE EXPRESSING A VIEW AND UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE IMPACTS MAY BE ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS

SENATOR MARKEY:
>> DO YOU COMMIT TO MAKE SURE NO EMPLOYEE OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS INFLUENCED TO TAKE ACTION BECAUSE IT WOULD BE FAVORABLE TO BUSINESS INTERESTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRESIDENT ELECT OR HIS FAMILY?

TILLERSON:
>> IF I UNDERSTOOD THE QUESTION, YES.

SENATOR MARKEY:
>> ALL RIGHT. THE PRESIDENT ELECT SAID FAMOUSLY IN A TWEET “WOULDN’T YOU RATHER HAVE IN A CERTAIN SENSE HAVE JAPAN WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS WHEN NORTH KOREA HAS NUM LAR WEAPONS?” AND HE HAS ALSO SAID HE WOULD BE OPEN TO SAUDI ARABIA BEING OPEN TO HAVING NUCLEAR WEAPONS, THESE HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED DANGEROUSLY OFF BASE AND SUGGESTED TRUMP’S SUGGESTIONS WOULD MAKE AMERICAN FAMILIES LESS SAFE. DO YOU DISAGREE WITH THE PRESIDENT ELECT THAT IT WOULDN’T BE A BAD THING FOR US IF JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA AND SAUDI ARABIA ACQUIRED NUCLEAR WEAPONS?

>> SUCCINCTLY IF YOU WILL.

>> I THINK THE PRIORITIES…
https://www.c-span.org/video/?421335-3/secretary-state-confirmation-hearing-part-2