Transcript for Tillerson warns of 'crisis of ethics and integrity' in US
Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson is speaking publicly for the first time since being fired by president trump. Tillerson told graduates at the Virginia Military Institute that America is facing a crisis of ethics and integrity. He cautioned that even small exaggerations a fact our problem. When we as people a free people. Go wobbly on the truth. Even on what may seem the most trivial matters. We go wobbly on America. If our leaders seek to conceal the truth or we as people become accepting. A law alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts. Then we as American citizens are on a pathway. To relinquishing our freedom. To listen said if we don't confront the ethics crisis American democracy as we know it is entering its twilight years.
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