Energy Secretary Rick Perry Discusses His Departure…

Energy Secretary Rick Perry appears on Fox News to discuss his departure as Secretary of Energy from the administration.

Additionally, Secretary Perry shoots down the talking points about Ukraine outlining how the administration was working throughout 2017, 2018 and 2019 to ensure corruption was addressed in order to advance the U.S. and Ukraine relationship.

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66 Responses to Energy Secretary Rick Perry Discusses His Departure…

  1. tommylotto says:

    I always liked him. Just needs to brush up on his debate technique…

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    • petszmom says:

      Why would he need debating skills now?

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      • bessie2003 says:

        2024

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        • Sherri Young says:

          Rick Perry is needed back here to help with our Texas 2020 elections. Nancy already said that Texas is Ground Zero in the Dimm electoral strategy. Those haters intend to turn Texas blue. It is going to take work on our part to keep that from happening.

          Do not become too reassured by what we saw last night in Dallas. Houston, Austin, and San Antonio will be difficult to pull into the fold. San Antonio is home turf for both Cornyn and the Castro twins. Rick Perry is a good campaigner. We could use him.

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          • LULU says:

            I have liked him, thought he was good man for Energy, but I just do not see him as President of the United States.

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            • Sherri Young says:

              Me either.

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              • De Oppresso Liber says:

                My God……who could follow President Trump? Wow, talk about some big shoes to fill

                By the end of President Trump’s second term, we might have to find room for him on Mount Rushmore, and our expectations for whomever is chosen to succeed him will be incredibly inflated, and probably also unfair as hell.

                But, somebody is going to have to do it; thank God we’ve got five years to see who would do the best job.

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                • JustaVerb says:

                  Reminds me of a Florida footballer reminiscing about how his national championship was better than anyone elses because he got to enjoy the ride with the unconventional, no bullshit, smack talking Spurrier. Enjoy the ride, folks.

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          • scarlettbr says:

            Texas lost the congressional seat of Dallas to a democrat last election. Time to live by the hype Texas. Save our republic and really go Big Red or Go Home.

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            • DallasMatt says:

              Tx-32 was Pete Sessions, a Florida resident when not in DC. The sad-sack thought he would get re-elected w/o visiting his district for last 5 years…. That is my opinion of ALL of Texas GOP – they take the vote FOR GRANTED. Cornyn has not been in Dallas for any events; but I am sure he was at American Airlines Arena w Trump on Thursday….

              Rick Perry can certainly fire up the base, but so far I have seen NO EFFORT to engage voters. This last Texas legislative session was a surrender to democrats by the chicken-‘heart’ ‘Republicans’ that killed every conservative initiative, and they idiots toyed with raising Sales taxes.

              Trump should jerk a knot in the Texas GOP idiots before it is too late.

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              • JustaVerb says:

                Need to hit Allred HARD for already needlessly jumping pro-impeachment like he did. I thought he was smarter than that but the act exposed him as either a fool or somebody who can be more easily controlled by the criminal left than the other ‘moderate’ dimms.

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  2. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    I personally think he was guilty of coercion of a public servant and abuse of official capacity while he was my Governor. It took numerous appeals to get him cleared of all charges.

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    • tommylotto says:

      Well then you must like your public servants drunk, belligerent, and unable to walk straight.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        Need to add, Democrat Public Servant from Austin who was drunk, belligerent and unable to walk straight. Who used elected democrat judges to fight her case.

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      • Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

        If her DUI was the only reason for his actions, he had numerous others he should have treated with the same disdain for the very same thing. He didn’t because he used her mistake of driving drunk to get rid of her.

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        • clodfobble says:

          sounds like an excellent idea to me.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Charlotte, when I was a supervisor many years back, I had a very problematic weekly salaried employee who was in a local salaried employees union. Basically it required an act of God followed by a SCOTUS ruling to terminate a union employee (I exaggerate for emphasis but it seemed that way..).

          The person was an alcoholic and went to the dry-out farm three times in two years at our company’s expense, but to no avail. Horrible attendance, horrible performance but the darned union contract had a very narrow procedure that had to be followed to terminate a member. And the employee knew how to play the rules and show up for work just often enough to keep from violating the “number of consecutive days missed” rule. It was blatant and maddening.

          We finally found a way to terminate the person and it required some statements from witnesses that were not entirely verifiable but the union shop steward knew how rotten this employee was and knew our frustration and he did not object.

          The terminated idiot got a lawyer and tried to sue the company and the union making all kinds of assertions that simply weren’t true. Eighteen months later we finally won our case and the person went off and we never heard from him again. As a result, we heard from so many other union employees who were grateful this drunkard was finally gone. Reason was, they had to pick up the extra work he wouldn’t do and they hated the bad reputation he was giving the union people..

          Sometimes the entire organization benefits when you do whatever it takes to get rid of a problem person who is poisoning the atmosphere.

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    • lolli says:

      Charlotte Powell,
      As a Texan, I see Perry as part of the corrupt Bush clan. That said, he seemed to serve PT well as energy sec and I was pleasantly surprised. I pray he will continue to support PT.

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      • huecowacko says:

        He had strong leadership to follow under PDJT; but, he, like John Cornyn, is not a strong, independent leader on his own. But, I’d rather have Perry any day as a Senator from this great State than John Cornyn

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        • huecowacko says:

          Could it be that he’s resigning in order to come back to Texas and primary Cornyn? I doubt it, but it’s a great idea if he would.

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        • Sherri Young says:

          As Lt Gov under Dubya Bush, Perry did his own job and Bush’s too. In Texas, the Lt Gov is considered more powerful that the governor anyway. Bush was a figurehead who was adding to his resume to become POTUS. (George P. is doing the same thing now.)

          Perry’s tenure as governor ran through the worst part of the financial crisis. He recognized the opportunity to bring good jobs to our state by poaching from California. California, as usual, was punishing corporations for existing and being profitable. It was great and very Trumpian. Perry was a bit too fast and free with incentives, but he scored some good wins. Of course, with the tech jobs came some looney types who settled around Austin and made Austin even more weird, but there are always costs and benefits.

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      • wlbeattie says:

        IMO that’s a nice and sound call!

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      What part of being exonerated is confusing to you?

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      • Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

        I’m not confused about how our judicial system at every level exonerates a lot of, shall we say, those in politics. Or, haven’t you been paying attention?

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        • Carly says:

          Take a bit of your own medicine, ma’am, and pay attention. The same crooked judicial system can be used to unfairly tarnish individuals, who by the grace of God, are exonerated. If you don’t trust the exoneration, why trust the charge?

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    • NC Nana says:

      I did not follow this case when litigated or Rick Perry’s career but as an outside observer when you say:

      “public servants drunk, belligerent, and unable to walk straight” and “DUI was the only reason for his actions”

      I would say that person needs to be removed from the Texas roads and if they did it on the job, they need to be removed from the public job.

      As for this interview, Rick Perry spoke with a ring of truth. I also liked the idea that he uses experts who give good advice instead of just people with a job title. I wish him well.

      Thank you for your service Secretary Perry.

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  3. Sparty says:

    Rick was beyond solid in this interview. Add Little Bill Hemmer to the list of Fox anti trump manipulative narrative slingers. Perfect partner for Ed Henry.

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  4. Janice says:

    Absolutely concur! Hemmer is the definition of controlled opposition.

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  5. Blue Wildflower says:

    Could he be running for Senator in the primary against Cornyn?

    Liked by 6 people

    • 56packardman says:

      This would be wonderful! Cornyn is a RINO’s RINO.

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    • Sherri Young says:

      Strongly, strongly, strongly doubt that.

      However when we next vote for chairman of the Republican Party of Texas…

      He seems to be a good fundraiser. Might want to be a king maker. Also might want to help (OMG, perish the thought) George P Bush run for governor.

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      • Blue Wildflower says:

        George P Bush turned over the running of the Alamo to people that are not Texan. I will not vote for him for dog catcher. I am also not happy with Allen West going against the president on Syria.

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        • Sherri Young says:

          It is worse. George P. has three 501(c)3’s running the Alamo. They all have the same board members. Since they are not government entities, they are not subject to the public open records laws. Rather sketchy. Incredibly, the voters in Bexar County showed up at the polls and voted for him instead of Jerry Patterson.

          As land commissioner, George P is responsible for the Texas Permanent School Fund. It was originally set up to pay for text books. It now is the $44 billion pot of gold that is used to guarantee our school construction bonds. That is how our school bonds are rated AAA. The Fund’s office is across the street from George P’s office. At the time of his re-election, he had never accepted any of the invitations from the board of trustees to sit down in the conference room to learn about the PSF.

          IMO, George P is waiting to be installed as governor, then spring from there to POTUS. Must not happen.

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    • huecowacko says:

      I like the way you think.

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  6. Janeka says:

    Charlotte Powell Brooks.. I agree, Always felt he was a little on the greasy/slimy side..however he sure can knock the opposition on its keester when he wants, still laughing about the couch segment on the male Congressman Rashad look a like.. can’t think of his name but he sure looks like her

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    • Bendix says:

      His behavior around the Gardasil issue was sleazy.
      I do not think there is anything wrong with a vaccine against some strains of HPV. His actions were counter-productive.
      He also tried to lie his way out of it.

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  7. Lily Layzell says:

    As a Texan, I worried about Perry’s appointment. He was vicious toward the President early on. I had a feeling he was another neo-con referral. He’s a born politician—affable, outgoing and likable, but lying comes easy. They can be the first ones to fool you. I pray every day for PDJT’s discernment, that he will recognize the traitors around him. I sincerely hope Perry isn’t one of them.

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    • Rick Perry was a Democrat until 1989 when he switched to the GOP. I guess it’s never too late to switch. I remember here in Louisiana when virtually everyone was a Democrat. Republicans were quite rare in those days….50’s, 60’s and before.

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      • Sherri Young says:

        IIRC, Louie Gohmert was the first Republican congressman from his district since Reconstruction. Nearly everybody from here used to be Democrat. My parents always were Republicans, but my father was a transplant from Iowa after WWII.

        I’m not too excited about who used to be a Dimm as long as they don’t exhibit Dimm philosophy.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Politicians like Perry know how to sperate campaign competition from actually governing once elections are ended, just like the President. It is something much of the Republican Party and “old” Democrat Party members have forgotten or learned to ignore once they drank the Kool-aide of lobby money.

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  8. leftnomore says:

    Remember in 2007 when he was widely assumed to be presidential material? Aaand thennn That Debate. We assumed he’d be better in 2016 but not quite. He was blaming pain killers or something like that. Otherwise he’s as qualified as most.

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  9. Nathan Hale says:

    Just let it go, those of you from Texas, your comments are stale-that time has passed and this site is probably not the place. Obviously the majority of Texas voters liked him.

    Rick Perry has served this nation and President well and based on his comments in the interview is leaving with class and with sincere appreciation and support for President Trump.

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  10. “Secretary Perry … outlining how the administration was working throughout 2017, 2018 and 2019 to ensure corruption was addressed in order to advance the U.S. and Ukraine relationship.”

    That’s what jumps out to me, and it’s certainly a timely, truthful message for everyone, particularly followers of the Insane Left Democrats, but also Texans (hee-hee-hee; I read those comments), to focus on. Thanks, Sundance, and everybody else: focus already. This was a good post.

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  11. LULU says:

    It sure doesn’t take much to get some off track and on to their high horse…

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  12. Summer says:

    That was a good, positive interview. No question about it. He was asked quite a few tough, direct questions and he answered them really well. He was not interrupted and Hemmer was respectful so yeah, good interview.

    I am curious as to what the recommendations will be re: testifying and submitting documents, in light of the impeachment inquiry being blatantly fake and without real subpoena power. I hope the advice will be no testimony and no documents. The Trump WH should learn from the DOJ, the real masters of stonewalling and running out the clock. But I am not holding my breath.

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  13. Perry did a really good job in this interview. I didn’t see anything sleazy or any thing else about him. He seems to have really enjoyed his time working with the President.

    There always seem to be some people here who make negative comments about people who are showing support for us and our POTUS. Like the Rand Paul thread…jeezum, the guy did a really good thing for the POTUS and some people are still slamming him. Give it a break…take the good where and when it comes to you. Thank you Governor Perry and Senator Paul.

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  14. wightmanfarm says:

    That was an excellent interview. Warmed my heart.

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  15. Pete says:

    Bill Hemmer is an idiot trying to look and sound tough asking a question on an issue he knew damn well is bullshit!

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    • Hemmer likes to ask what he thinks are tough questions, and immediately makes funny face ‘serious’ while listening to the answer. Deliberately distracting. Ex Martha M. partner. He’s just doing his anti-Trump job for his paycheck from Paul Ryan.

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      • NC Patriot says:

        IMO Hemmer is pleasant, not given to gotcha questions, does not interrupt people. Don’t know his politics but h seems pretty “down the middle”—-and I have never heard him say anything really negative about POTUS.

        Also, as an aside, people here are real quick to drag up PAST grievances about people,
        like “Horowitz was an Obama appointee” (so was Flynn and Admiral Rogers) or “Barr served under Bush” to somehow imply they can’t be trusted. BUT POTUS was also a Democrat at points in his life and was also pro-choice when younger.

        SO let us take allies where we find them and give them some benefit of the doubt until they prove otherwise.

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  16. Julia Hernstedt says:

    BEsides Quid Pro Quo is not impeachable. It is an ongoing investigation. You go, Rick Perry!

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  17. Texian says:

    Just come on back to Texas sir.. Home..

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  18. Deplorable Texan says:

    Fear not, Texas will NOT be blue….. ever.

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  19. Troublemaker10 says:

    That was a really good interview. He was one of the best Governor’s in the country. I met him once. Know why? He was one of the three Governor’s campaigning across Pennsylvania to get Trump elected in those last few months of the 2016 campaign.

    He won’t primary anyone, but if Cruz or Cornyn ever retire….I hope he runs for Senate. He is a strong 10th Amendment supporter.

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  20. scarlettbr says:

    Will Perry humble himself and run for Hurd’s seat? Texas needs people to run for the multi seats coming up. Democrats are targeting Texas, like they did California. Don’t rest on your laurels, Democrats work 24/7 on elections, they work the polls, they work the at the election board and canvassing, at every step of the voting process democrats have taken over. This election season, please consider, signing up to volunteer to work the polls.

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    • Sherri Young says:

      There are at least two credible candidates for that seat. They both have military experience which will be important to winning that district. Little doubt that Rick Perry will campaign for the candidate in that district.

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  21. mugzey302 says:

    And THAT is the problem with unions.

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