McCain leans toward voting for Tillerson

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainBiden's year two won't be about bipartisanship  Biden: A good coach knows when to change up the team These Senate seats are up for election in 2022 MORE (R-Ariz.) told Fox News’s Martha MacCallum that he’s leaning toward voting to confirm Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul 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.”