Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Welcome Remarks to Employees

Rex Tillerson (© AP Images)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson

 For Immediate Release                                                                                                           February 2, 2017

Remarks

 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Welcome Remarks to Employees
February 2, 2017
Washington, D.C.

SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Well, good morning, all.  We apologize for being late.  It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer.  (Laughter)  But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception.  And it’s a pleasure to be here, obviously.  I’ve been anxious to be here, and I’m so pleased to have my wife, Renda, of more than 30 years.  And she has been just steadfast through this process, encouraging me on and reminding me what this is really all about.  And so thank you.  (Applause) FULL TEXT