Rick “Abolish-Department-Of-Energy” Perry Confirmation Hearing To Be Head Of Dept Of Energy

January 19, 2017 C-SPAN News
Former Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on his nomination to be energy secretary in the Trump administration.
In his opening statement, Energy Secretary Nominee Rick Perry addresses previous comments he made about the Department of Energy stating, “my past statements made over five years ago about abolishing the Department of Energy do not reflect my current thinking. In fact, after being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the Department of Energy, I regret recommending its elimination.”

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