President-elect Donald Trump will name Rick Perry his Secretary of Energy. Perry, you may recall, once made abolishing the Department of Energy part of his presidential platform. Here’s Perry explaining:
Yep, the Department of Energy is the one he forgot.
The Department of Energy is in charge of more than just “energy” – a huge chunk of its responsibilities are related to nuclear materials. The Department does also deal with fossil fuels and energy research. Perry will have a new set of political realities as a federal figure, of course, but his history is as a climate change denier from an oil-producing state.
Anyway, here’s Rick Perry on Dancing With the Stars: