‘About to become available for DWTS’: Internet mocks Rick Perry's impending departure from Trump administration
Rick Perry (ABC News)

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.


Perry, who took the job because he thought the Energy Secretary was something of a global oil and gas ambassador, is expected to depart next month, Politico reports Thursday night.

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.

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.