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Minister of energy, Rick Perry says he’s ready to move back to Texas and on to the next adventure in life.
President Trump announced Friday that he has to replace the nomination of Deputy energy Secretary Dan Brouillette outgoing energy Secretary Rick Perry, who is leaving at the end of the year.
“I would like to thank Secretary of energy, Rick Perry for the excellent work he has done. He leaves at the end of the year to pursue other interests. Rick was a great Governor of Texas, and a great Secretary of energy. He is also my friend!” Trump tweeted.
To designate “at the same time, I am pleased, Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette, the new Secretary of energy. Dan’s experience in the industry. A total professional, I have no doubt that Dan will do a great work!” the President said.
RICK PERRY, PRESSED THE LOOMING PHASE-OUT OF TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DENIES IT IN THE UKRAINE
Perry, a former Governor of Texas, had come under scrutiny over the role he played in the president’s handling of the Ukraine, the — currently the subject of a prosecution request, the questions, whether the probe is taken into account in its decisions. House Democrats summoned to Perry as part of their investigation.
Several administration sources, is repeated to Fox News that Perry was of Central importance for the apparent foreign policy to promote Ukrainian investigation operation Biden 2020 presidential candidate Joe ‘ s actions with the Land. You said Perry was one of a handful of officials on the thing hand-in-glove with trump and the President’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is.
But in an interview Friday on “America’s Newsroom,” Perry Fox News’ Bill Hemmer said that his decision had nothing to do with the Ukraine.
“It has everything to do with it, for the last eight or nine months. I have to search back to Texas on a fairly regular basis… My wife, my dogs and a bit of a go on to the next adventure in life,” Perry said.
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Trump called Perry “outstanding”, when he told reporters on Thursday, and announced at the time, “We already have his replacement.”
“It is his time. Two years is a long time, said,” Trump. “We have the man … to put, we go in Rick’s place.”
Brouillette previously worked as an Executive at USAA, the insurance and other financial services to service members, and Ford Motor co. He worked as an assistant Secretary of energy under George W. Bush and the Louisiana state energy regulator, among other things, of the work.
Fox News, Gregg Re, Gillian Turner and The Associated Press contributed to this report.