Just as the media’s ranting and raging about Trump’s latest Cabinet pick, the president-elect taps a new one.
Donald Trump is reportedly picking 2012 presidential contender, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as Secretary of Energy, CBS reported.
Perry had been spotted at Trump Tower last week, presumably to meet with the president-elect about the position, and details were finalized on Sunday, according to CBS.
And get ready for the Democrat and media uproar over the nomination.
Perry sits on the corporate board for Energy Transfer Partners that is involved in building the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, CBS reported.
Obama had recently blocked the Dakota Access Pipeline easement due to environmental concerns and Native American protests – a move Trump said he’d reverse.
Add to that, the fact that Perry once famously suggested the Department of Energy should be shut down.
“The third agency of government I would — I would do away with Education, the –Commerce…Commerce and, let’s see. I can’t. The third one, I can’t. Sorry — oops,” Perry stammered at a presidential debate in 2011.
Later in the debate Perry remembered it was the Department of Energy.
As you can imagine, the fireworks over Perry’s new position have already started:
— Frank Racioppi (@tedk49) December 13, 2016
BREAKING: Rick Perry named Secretary of Oops!
— Dana Hoffman (@dhoff67) December 13, 2016
— Parkstorm (@parkstorm) December 13, 2016
Don't be amused that Rick Perry is being nominated to oversee Department of Energy he vowed to eliminate. He was picked to do just that.
— Steve Coyle (@SEHCoyle) December 13, 2016
Others, were seemingly more than OK with the pick:
Bravo, Rick Perry, Pres-Elect Trump's new Secretary of Energy. Go Texas!
— Fitz Eli (@fitzelizabeth) December 13, 2016
While folks obsess over Perry’s one-time gaffe, they conveniently forget that Perry was a successful governor whose state largely grew economically and in population while the rest of the country faltered under the Obama regime.
As a Texan I can say Rick Perry was awesome. We felt nothing the last eight years compared to the rest of the country. https://t.co/dO4SqEJb2W
— Rusty Hammer (@MsgriffeyG) December 13, 2016
Yea for Rick Perry good pick. What about Carly?
— OneVoice (@prophetbecky) December 13, 2016
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