Former secretary of state gives stark warning about ‘crisis of ethics’ in US


Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a stark warning Wednesday about a “crisis of ethics and integrity” and the dangers of “alternative realities” and leaders who “seek to conceal the truth.”

In his first major speech since he was fired by President Donald Trump in March, Tillerson gave the commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., and although he never mentioned Trump specifically, the pointed remarks appeared to be shots at his former boss.

“If our leaders seek to conceal the truth or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom,” he told the graduates.

At the center of “a growing crisis of ethics and integrity,” he said, was that kind of assault on the truth, the “central tenet of a free society.”

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