McCain leans toward voting for Tillerson

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainFormer Trump Defense chief Esper to join McCain Institute We need an independent 1/6 commission that the whole country can have confidence in GOP targets Manchin, Sinema, Kelly on Becerra MORE (R-Ariz.) told Fox News’s Martha MacCallum that he’s leaning toward voting to confirm Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MORE’s nominee to head the State Department.

"Some of my concerns have been satisfied. I haven't made up my mind completely," McCain said.

He’s previously voiced concerns about Trump’s selection of the former Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO and has been critical of Tillerson’s ties to Russia and his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


When pressed Monday evening on whether he’ll support Tillerson going forward, McCain said, "Barely, yes."

"I think [Tillerson] is a good man,” he said. “"I just want him to have an understanding of the moral dimensions of Vladimir Putin in particular, and the slaughter that he has inflicted.”