Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is reportedly quitting the Trump administration next month, and the Internet is having a blast mocking his reasons for leaving – whatever they may be.
Curiously, just one day ago it was widely reported that Secretary Perry, unlike everyone else in the Trump administration, would be happy to cooperate with the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. That news came after folks remembered that Perry had traveled to Ukraine, and as Politico noted, “led the U.S. delegation to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s inauguration in May.”
Now his role in that illegal and impeachable extortion scandal is being closely scrutinized.
Politico cites unnamed sources, calling them “three people familiar with his plans” who “requested anonymity to discuss the departure before an official announcement was made.”
“No evidence has emerged that Perry was directly involved with Trump’s attempt to drum up an investigation of his political opponent,” Politico was certain to add.
— Anthony Adragna (@AnthonyAdragna) October 4, 2019
That said, the timing of the news of his expected departure is rather curious, and many on social media were only too happy to mention it.
Rick Perry plans on resigning soon. He wants you to know it is absolutely not because of his work with Ukraine. One more time. It is ABSOLUTELY because of Ukraine.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) October 3, 2019
It was just announced Rick Perry would work with Congress on the Ukraine probe and one day later it was announced he would resign. Coincidence?
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) October 4, 2019
I refuse to make fun of Rick Perry resigning bc A) it’s hacky, B) it’s been done, and I forget the 3rd thing. https://t.co/G8duiUdhJW
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 4, 2019
Trump ordered Pence not to attend Zelensky inauguration (sending Rick Perry instead) — a diplomatic slap of a piece with the withholding of aid to strong-arm them into providing (read: concocting) dirt on the Bidens. Petty and nefarious — a Trump cocktail.
— Harry Litman (@harrylitman) October 2, 2019
Hey, Rick Perry is resigning soon!
Remember when Rick Perry authorized the transfer of our nuclear secrets to Saudi Arabia?
Someone in Congress should ask him if Trump ordered him to do that and for what reason…
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) October 4, 2019
Rick Perry has three reasons for resigning, which means we’ll find out the two he can remember.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) October 3, 2019
Move over Sean Spicer – Rick Perry about to become available for DWTS.https://t.co/hPL8werTLx
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) October 4, 2019
…and now news is breaking that Rick Perry is resigning.
Resigning frees him to cooperate without restriction (like Volker).
Another rat flees the Trumptanic and heads straight toward a likely meeting with Congress. https://t.co/8imDaa13QV
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) October 4, 2019
I almost forgot the guy who wanted to get rid of the Dept of Energy is over the Dept of Energy.
One of the funny subtle jokes of the writers this season was putting Rick Perry in charge of nuclear weapons. https://t.co/qKwvduUKUX
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) October 4, 2019
Didn’t he attend the Ukrainian president’s inauguration in Pence’s place? Hmm…I wonder what he knows and what he said to the Ukrainians
— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) October 3, 2019
The Sean Spicer-Rick Perry face-off on Dancing with the Stars is going to be epic.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) October 4, 2019
Image by US Dept. of State via Flickr
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Pence to Blow Off Trump’s Big Military Sendoff – and Cites ‘Logistical Challenges’ as Reason: Report
President Donald Trump wants to have a big sendoff by supporters and allies on Wednesday morning at Andrews Air Force Base — but Vice President Mike Pence reportedly will not be attending.
According to Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey, Pence “is not expected to attend” Trump’s sendoff because it would be “logistically challenging” for him to attend Trump’s departure and President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Trump’s relationship with Pence has deteriorated after the president falsely told supporters that Pence had the power to unilaterally throw out the results of the 2020 presidential election from his position as president of the Senate.
When Pence refused to scrap the electoral college vote tallies, Trump accused him of lacking courage, and the president’s supporters began chanting, “Hang Mike Pence!” as they stormed the United States Capitol building.
Pence had long been one of Trump’s most loyal and dedicated political allies, although that apparently changed after the Secret Service had to rush him to safety to avoid betting attacked by an angry mob of Trump supporters.
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Barely hours after Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump’s @realDonaldTrump account, Trump accessed a U.S. government account, posted tweets attacking the social media company, and threatened to create a start-up competitor platform.
“As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me,” Trump tweeted from the @POTUS account, which some might say is an unlawful use of government resources and assets.
CNBC managed to grab screenshots of the four tweets that Twitter immediately deleted.
Trump on the @POTUS account claimed he has been “negotiating” with other social media sites, and is looking at “building out our own platform in the near future.”
“We will not be SILENCED!” Trump threatened.
Creating a social media platform requires tremendous capital and technological resources. One of the most recent additions, Parler, was just banned from Google’s app store, and Apple today also threatened to remove the app from its store. Parler has become home to white supremacists. Parler has been accused of having ties to Russia.
Twitter earlier Friday had banned Trump, citing the “risk of further incitement of violence.”
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Trump – or rather, the Trump campaign – just spent a little less than $23,000 per vote, of his donors’s hard-earned money, to expand Joe Biden’s lead.
The recount in Dane County is continuing.
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