Rick Perry initially thought Secretary of Energy acted as a global ambassador for the oil and gas industry.

Former governor of Texas and nominee for Secretary of Energy Rick Perry believed that he would act as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry. It was later that Perry found out that he would be steward to the United States’ nuclear arsenal.

Michael McKenna, a Republican energy lobbyist who advised Mr. Perry’s 2016 presidential campaign and worked on the Trump transition’s Energy Department team in its early days, commented, “It’s been a learning curve.”

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