Washington D.C. (January 23, 2017) – The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks in support of Rex Tillerson's nomination as Secretary of State:
"Rex Tillerson is uniquely qualified to serve the Unites States as Secretary of State. Due to Mr. Tillerson’s vast experience in the Middle East and his work with the Gulf States, he has a clear-eyed view of the emerging threats in the region, particularly those posed by a newly emboldened and aggressive Iran. We were also pleased to hear at his confirmation hearing that he recognizes Israel as our most important strategic ally in the Middle East and will recommit to strengthening the bonds between our countries.
"Throughout his career, he has been able to navigate relationships with adversaries around the world. He understands how to achieve our goals, and the important role our alliance with Israel will play in doing so. We are happy to support his nomination and urge a swift confirmation."