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Axios May 17
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Rex Tillerson warns of "crisis of ethics"

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Tillerson delivers farewell remarks at the State Department. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Rex Tillerson, the first Secretary of State for President Trump, didn't mention Trump by name while addressing graduating cadets at Virginia Military Institute yesterday, but he didn't have to. One big quote:

"If we do not as Americans confront the crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders in both the public and private sector — and regrettably at times even the nonprofit sector — then American democracy as we know it is entering its twilight years."
— Rex Tillerson