Posted: 1:44 am ET
There are still a lot of empty chairs over in Foggy Bottom, and let’s not even talk about the musical chairs in the redesign pod, but in fairness to Mr. Tillerson, somebody wants to know what’s so bad about the acting chiefs? These are career people, they know their stuff, though they are in their acting capacity and not blessed by the White House and the Senate.
Do you really want Mick Mulvaney to come over with his bag of donuts and be the Acting Secretary of Everything?
Wait, you already have your own version of the Mickster? Did he bring donuts?
Rex Tillerson defends the state department: "I'm offended on their behalf when people say, somehow, we don't have a state department that functions. But I can tell you, it's functioning very well from my perspective." pic.twitter.com/tGphuxRRTG
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 28, 2017
Tillerson in Q&A at Wilson Center said he’d signed off on all but 8 of 2300 hiring requests he’d received as exceptions to his hiring freeze. Can someone who covers State ask why he’s spending time on that?
— Jim Goldgeier (@JimGoldgeier) November 28, 2017