Trump Picks Rick Perry As Energy Secretary

Washington, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is US president-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the country’s next energy secretary, according to the Trump campaign.

“As the governor of Texas, Rick Perry created a business climate that produced millions of new jobs and lower energy prices in his state, and he will bring that same approach to our entire country as secretary of energy,” said Trump.

“My administration is going to make sure we take advantage of our huge natural resource deposits to make America energy independent and create vast new wealth for our nation, and Rick Perry is going to do an amazing job as the leader of that process.” Perry ran against Trump for the Republican nomination, but dropped out of the race relatively early in the cycle.

Source: Qatar News Agency