The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, desperately wants you to believe that there is something impressive about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson other than his name.
On Wednesday Corker argued that Tillerson, along with White House chief of staff John Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, is one of the "people that help separate our country from chaos," according to CNN. After being asked to clarify whether the term "chaos" was a jab at President Donald Trump, Corker said that Tillerson and the other two foreign policy advisers "work very well together to make sure the policies we put forth around the world are sound and coherent. There are other people within the administration that don't. I hope they stay because they're valuable to the national security of our nation."
Corker also added that Tillerson is in "an incredibly frustrating place" and argued that Tillerson "ends up not being supported in the way I would hope a secretary of state would be supported."
The Tennessee senator's last comment was most likely a reference to Trump's public undercutting of Tillerson over America's bilateral foreign policy with North Korean.