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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is surprisingly OK with the leader of the world’s #1 polluter becoming Secretary of State

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, reacts to a reporter's question following the electric automaker’s initial public offering on Nasdaq, Tuesday, June, 29, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson narrowly managed to get the support of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in order to get confirmed as Secretary of State yesterday. While he was only one vote away from losing the important position, he also gained the surprising support of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Tillerson’s opposition was concerned by his obvious close ties with the oil industry and Russia, but Musk seems more optimistic about the new Secretary of State. Expand