Jerry Falwell Jr. Says Rex Tillerson’s Social Views Are Not ‘Relevant’


Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. defended his support of Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, saying he didn’t think the former ExxonMobil executive “will ever have to weigh in on any of those issues.”

“His position on social issues I don’t believe are relevant in the position of secretary of state,” Falwell said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I don’t think he’ll ever have to weigh in on any of those issues. I think he’s going to be out cutting deals like he did as the CEO of a global enterprise with Exxon.”

Tillerson has come under criticism from evangelicals for opposing a ban that kept young gay men from joining the Boy Scouts, as well as donations ExxonMobil has made to Planned Parenthood.

“I think that’s what we need in that position. I don’t think his position on social issues will ever make a difference as secretary of state,” Falwell Jr. added, speaking to Fox News host Chris Wallace.

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SOURCE: Politico, Biana Padro Ocasio