US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, who has been unwillingly dragged into the Trump impeachment questioning, will be resigning. President Donald Trump has confirmed the former Texas governor will be leaving his post.
Mr. Perry’s exit has been going around for months even before he became caught up in a problem over Ukraine.
US lawmakers are inspecting Mr Perry’s role in an attempt to pressure Ukraine’s president to investigate Mr. Trump’s political enemy, Joe Biden.
At an affair in Texas, Mr. Trump said: “He’s [Rick Perry] been amazing and we already have his replacement, Rick has done excellent work in energy.”
But it was time, it has been three years and that is a long time, and he’ll be resigning towards the end of the year
Mr. Perry was one of three US officials – called the Three Amigos – who had the power to impact over US policy on Ukraine.
On Wednesday, Mr. Perry declined to say whether he would go through with a subpoena from Democratic impeachment investigators in Congress who are pro whether Mr. Trump illegally looks to have Ukraine file up an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
In a 2011 campaign for the presidency, during a live TV debate, Mr. Perry couldn’t remember the name of a government department that he planned to close. The name of the agency that he couldn’t remember was the energy department. But as Trump’s energy secretary, he presided over a considerable growth of the department’s budget, while championing a gush in US fossil fuel output. During the 2016 election season, Mr. Perry’s prayers went unanswered once again. He had called Mr. Trump’s candidacy “cancer on conservatism”, only to join his administration later on.