"Washington has made the same mistake again," Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in a statement.
"We have 60 votes and we have 52 Republicans. That means that eight Democrats are controlling all of this legislation."
Chevron's vice chairman, Mike Wirth, is the leading candidate to replace Watson as leader of the oil and natural gas giant.
"I can only assume that someone in the White House preferred not to have labor's voice at the table after all," Thea Lee wrote in Cosmopolit...