Rick Perry Resigns From Department Of Energy Without Mentioning Ukraine Or Impeachment Inquiry

Perry says he will leave his position as energy secretary by the end of the year. He’s been secretary for almost three years, which is standard for that position.

By Jill AmentOctober 18, 2019 11:11 am,

Rick Perry, secretary of the Department of Energy and former Texas governor, told President Donald Trump en route to a trip to Dallas Thursday that he will leave his position by the end of the year.

Tom Benning is a Washington bureau reporter for The Dallas Morning News, and says Perry had been expected to resign for months.

“Yesterday, President Trump confirmed that Perry gave him a resignation letter on Air Force One,” Benning says. “Then, Perry, later on Thursday evening, released a text of that letter, and also released a farewell video to DOE staff.”

Perry didn’t mention whether the impeachment inquiry was a factor in his resignation. President Trump has said that it was Perry who wanted him to call the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky – a call that’s at the center of the impeachment inquiry.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How Perry’s tenure differs from those other Trump cabinet members

– Why Perry is involved in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump

– Why Ukraine was involved in Perry’s work as Energy Secretary


Written by Caroline Covington.