Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) questions Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson at Senate Foreign Relations Committe Confirmation Hearing.
Read Tillerson's full opening statement to the committee here.
From the exchange:
RUBIO: Is Vladimir Putin a war criminal?
TILLERSON:I would not use that term.
RUBIO: Let me describe the situation in Aleppo [Syria], and perhaps that will help you reach that conclusion. In Aleppo, Mr. Putin has directed his military to conduct a devastating campaign.
He's targeted schools, markets, not just assisting the Syrians in doing it. His military has targeted schools and markets and other civilian infrastructure that resulted in the death of thousands of civilians...
It should not be hard to say that Vladimir Putin’s military has conducted war crimes in Aleppo.