Tuesday, December 13, 2016

USA: Ex Texas Governor Selected to be Energy Chief

Major Garrett: Donald Trump chooses Rick Perry to be energy secretary (CBS News)

Donald Trump has selected Rick Perry to be energy secretary, according to two sources directly involved in the transition and selection process.

He had been summoned to Trump Tower for a meeting Monday to discuss the position after having been contacted over the weekend. The meeting was only finalized on Sunday.

Perry has been tapped to lead an agency he has suggested should be shut down. Although when Perry ran for the 2012 GOP nomination, during a debate, he famously forgot the name one of the three agencies he had pledged to eliminate.

Later in the debate, Perry remembered, “It was the Department of Energy that I was reaching for before.”

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