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Rick Perry is the latest Trump cabinet member to submit his resignation. Trump quickly asked him if he would like to lead Homeland Security (a job which he is also unqualified for), but Perry wisely chose to take a pass.
During the 2012 Republican primary, Perry said that he would eliminate three departments if elected. They were education, commerce, and .... oops, I forget. The "oops" department was the Department of Energy.
If you read the notes under "Secretary of Energy" at the link below, you'll quickly see that Perry was COMPLETELY unfit for the job. His job immediately prior to his job as the secretary was on "Dancing with the Stars":
Fortunately for all of us, the deputy Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette, actually DOES appear to be qualified to head the department. More than likely, he would then become "acting" Secretary, but with Trump at the helm, there is no guarantee. Since Jared Kushner has a lot of energy, he would be as likely as anyone else to be considered.
The Department of Energy was created in 1977, when a nuclear physicist named Jimmy Carter was president. Among the responsibilities of the department are the safeguarding our nuclear weapons and supervising radioactive waste disposal.
Since I've read Rachel Maddow's book, "Drift:The Unmooring of American Military Power", I know more about nuclear weapons that Rick Perry does, but Trump didn't nominate me for the position.