Trump may be going off the rails, but the hearings continue. So we need to keep calling.
#ResistTrump today by calling your Senators and urging them not to vote for former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.
The mechanics (and some of this will repeat what I’ve posted before on calling Sessions).
Get phone numbers and other contact info for your senators here.
Tillerson will be making his case today to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; check here to see if either of your senators is on the committee.
Tell the staffer who takes your call who you are, and note that you are one of the senator’s constituents — i.e., someone who will actually be voting for or against them in future elections.
Raise your concerns about Tillerson. Two of the biggest issues:
- Tillerson’s lack of experience in diplomacy; he has worked his entire career for Exxon.
- Tillerson’s long association and “friendship” with Putin.
You can watch the hearings live here.
Ask if the senator plans to vote against Tillerson, or if they have spoken out against him; offer support if they say yes, tell them that you are disappointed if they say no.
If they are on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, ask if they intend to give Tillerson the “extreme vetting” he deserves, or something along these lines.
And here’s some advice on calling politicians if you have social anxiety.
See my post here for a schedule of all the cabinet confirmation hearings this week.