The president has a really hard time keeping people employed under him. The sad part is that it’s not because he has a bad eye for hires, but because people can’t wait to get away from him. Trump Administration officials are finally realizing that Donald is a sinking ship, and that he’s literally taking his associates down with him.
So it’s no surprise that news out of the White House Thursday night points to Energy Secretary Rick Perry resigning from his post.
According to POLITICO:
Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to announce his resignation from the administration by the end of November, according to three people familiar with his plans.
Perry, who had been Texas’ longest serving governor before joining President Donald Trump’s Cabinet in 2017, has largely avoided the controversies that felled others in the administration. But his travels to Ukraine have lately embroiled him in the impeachment inquiry engulfing Trump and his inner circle, even though two of the people called the scandal unrelated to Perry’s departure, which they said he has been planning for several months.
Shocking, as Trump can’t even find a friend, let alone someone who is willing to go to prison for him like Michael Cohen has. Perry’s involvement in the Ukraine scandal could have gotten Perry’s heart racing as he came to realize that Trump was taking everyone down with him.
The outlet continues:
Perry has drawn scrutiny because he led the U.S. delegation to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s inauguration in May, a visit that came as the administration was trying to determine whether the new leader would be amenable to Trump’s demands, according to a whistleblower’s report that the White House released last week. Perry was a last-minute replacement for Vice President Mike Pence, who is facing mounting questions about his own role in the scandal.
No evidence has emerged that Perry was directly involved with Trump’s attempt to drum up an investigation of his political opponent, but Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J) earlier this week sent a letter to Perry requesting information about his activities and interactions there.
The White House did not comment on Perry’s future, and a DOE spokesperson declined to say whether he would resign next month.
DOE spokesperson Shaylyn Hynes gave the following statement about Perry’s departure:
“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. One day the media will be right. Today is not that day.”