The secretary of state's entreaties will likely be ignored.
Immigration advocate and founder of America's Voice Frank Sharry called the nomination "unbelievable."
Anti-Semitic acts of violence have increased substantially abroad and in the United States this year.
Trump recently said "it's time" to rapidly pull soldiers out of Syria.
Asked three times about Russia's involvement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders repeatedly stated, "We are standing with our ally."
The former U.S. ambassador to Panama, whose last day was Friday, said his tipping point that led him to resign was President Donald Trump's comments over white supremacy during the deadly Charlottesville attacks
Tillerson arrived in the capital Nairobi on Friday, the third stop of a five-nation trip to Africa that began on Thursday, his first visit to the continent as a Secretary of State.
The National Endowment for Democracy was created in 1983 to fund and proliferate pro-U.S. and pro-democracy institutions abroad.
The State Department has spent $0 of its allocated $120 million to fight Russian election meddling.
North Korean defectors have said chemical weapons are used against prisoners and disabled people.
Joseph Yun would have had a major role to play in possible U.S. talks with North Korea.
"This sends a clear signal that women's reproductive rights are not a priority for this administration," a State Department official told Politico.
"We're going to lock arms, we're going to work through the issues that are causing difficulty for us," Tillerson said.
A warning noted that the victims suffered ear complaints, hearing loss and dizziness.
The State Department has classified these 11 nations as "Do not travel."
A four-level alert system places five Mexican states in the same category as Somalia or Afghanistan.
Mexico tops the list of U.S. tourist deaths caused by homicide in 2016, but Secretary of Tourism Enrique de la Madrid Cordero stresses American travelers are safe.