The President of the United States Donald trump previously nominated Dan Bruyette as his successor
WASHINGTON, 2 Dec. /TASS/. The Minister of energy of the USA Rick Perry on Sunday announced that he left his post. The candidacy of his successor, expected to be endorsed U.S. senators on Monday.
“Today (Sunday – approx. TASS) I say goodbye with the Ministry of energy. For me it was a great honor and a privilege to work in the administration of [US President] Donald trump as a Minister. I thank his wife, his children and the American people for allowing me to work. Say goodbye to you,” wrote Perry on his Twitter page.In mid-October it became known that Perry will leave his post at the end of the year. Then trump has put forward as his successor as US Secretary of energy Dan Bruyette, who currently holds the position of Deputy head of this Department. In the Senate of the U.S. Congress on Monday is scheduled to vote on his candidacy, expected to be approved for another post. After that, Bluiett will be sworn in as the new head of the US Department of energy.
As reported in October, Bloomberg, Perry was going to leave his post for a few weeks before in the US in September, a scandal broke out around the telephone conversation, the head of the Washington administration with the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky. According to the Agency, trump believes that Perry is partly responsible for what happened, since he insisted on holding conversations. While Perry, he has previously stated the TV channel Fox News that his resignation has nothing to do with that scandal.
As claimed by political opponents trump it during a conversation tried to convince Zelensky to start an investigation of Ukraine son of former Vice-President of the USA Joseph Biden in exchange for the provision Kiev financial and military assistance. Perry in early October announced that Trump offered to discuss with Zelensky energy-related issues.
Biden is now among the most likely opponents of the trump on the upcoming 2020 presidential election in the United States.