Report: Energy Secretary Rick Perry set to resign in November

Make sure to let us know what you think... we now have comments turned ON below the article!

While the Trump White House has long been the media’s favorite place to look for alleged wrongdoing, one member of the president’s cabinet has largely stayed above the fray — until now.

Politico reports that Energy Secretary Rick Perry will soon resign from his position in the administration. The development comes just as Perry’s name is starting to appear in the now-infamous Ukraine controversy that has already ensnared President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Perry will step down from his role by the end of November, according to three anonymous sources who Politico says were “familiar with his plans.”

Two of Politico’s sources insisted that Perry’s imminent departure has nothing to do with the Ukraine issue. But several of Perry’s top staffers at the Department of Energy (DOE) are also said to have departed in recent weeks.

Energy secretary throws in the towel?

For its part, White House declined to comment on the report, and a spokesperson for the DOE issued a statement that neither confirmed nor denied Perry’s plans.

“While the Beltway media has breathlessly reported on rumors of Secretary Perry’s departure for months, he is still the Secretary of Energy and a proud member of President Trump’s Cabinet,” DOE spokesperson Shaylyn Hynes said. “One day the media will be right. Today is not that day.”

Anonymous sources informed Politico that Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette is the most likely successor to Perry to head the department. Brouillette has been filling in for Perry in Cabinet meetings in recent months, according to the outlet.

Problems for Perry

Though no accusations have been directly aimed at him (yet), Perry has nonetheless been roped into the Ukraine “scandal” due to his frequent travel to Eastern Europe as part of a broader effort to undercut Russia’s energy-dependent economy by promoting and obtaining contracts to sell U.S.-produced natural gas.

Of particular interest to some: Perry was at the head of the U.S. delegation to Ukraine during the May inauguration of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. The Energy secretary filled in as the lead delegate to the event after Vice President Mike Pence canceled his own appearance for unknown reasons.

Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez (NJ) recently sent a letter to Perry demanding any and all documents pertaining to his interactions with Ukraine, especially any that involve Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, or White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, among other top officials.

What’s next?

There is no word on what Perry intends to do once he is no longer working in the administration, but it is highly unlikely that he will mount another bid for the presidency in the future — though anything is possible for the man who was the longest-serving governor of Texas.

Perhaps Perry will seek some other political office in his home state, or he may just kick back and finally enjoy his retirement from politics. It’s certainly well-deserved.

782 Responses

  1. Do you have a spam problem on this website; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; we have developed some nice practices and we are looking to swap techniques with other folks, be sure to shoot me an email if interested.

  2. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who has been doing a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me lunch because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to talk about this issue here on your internet site.|

  3. Just desire to say your article is as amazing. The clarity to your publish is simply excellent and that i could think you’re knowledgeable on this subject. Fine along with your permission allow me to clutch your RSS feed to stay updated with imminent post. Thanks one million and please continue the rewarding work.|

  4. Hi! I could have sworn I’ve visited this web site before but after going through many of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I discovered it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back frequently!

  5. I seriously love your site.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you build this web site yourself? Please reply back as I’m looking to create my own site and would like to learn where you got this from or just what the theme is called. Thanks!|

  6. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all people you actually realize what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Kindly additionally consult with my web site =). We may have a hyperlink alternate arrangement between us|

  7. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you so much, However I am going through difficulties with your RSS. I don’t understand why I am unable to join it. Is there anybody else getting identical RSS issues? Anybody who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks!!|

  8. Admiring the time and energy you put into your site and in depth information you provide. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed material. Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  9. Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely helpful information specifically the last part 🙂 I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this certain info for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.|

  10. Hey there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects? Thanks a ton!|

Leave a Reply to baby stuff Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.

Popular