Corker, left, and Cardin, right, are the top senators on Foreign Relations. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are squaring off over whether the committee should examine Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s tax returns as part of the confirmation process.
Tillerson, the chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, is set to face the committee in January and, following tradition, will submit financial disclosure forms and ethics documents. But the committee’s ranking Democrat has also requested to see the nominee’s tax returns.