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.
@SecretaryPerry @bjlefebvre Even as it's said to be unrelated to his upcoming departure, Perry has become a main fi… https://t.co/xziYUFWkNl— Anthony Adragna (@Anthony Adragna) 1570147613.0
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… https://t.co/qLnZwtm9wf— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko) 1570147019.0
It was just announced Rick Perry would work with Congress on the Ukraine probe and one day later it was announced h… https://t.co/Jq1NdOriP8— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf) 1570147378.0
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 (@John Fugelsang) 1570149694.0
Trump ordered Pence not to attend Zelensky inauguration (sending Rick Perry instead) -- a diplomatic slap of a piec… https://t.co/JhcK7JOfvW— Harry Litman (@Harry Litman) 1570060702.0
Hey, Rick Perry is resigning soon! Remember when Rick Perry authorized the transfer of our nuclear secrets to Saud… https://t.co/0lfV2mMU25— Pé (@Pé) 1570149544.0
Rick Perry has three reasons for resigning, which means we'll find out the two he can remember.— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈) 1570147129.0
Move over Sean Spicer - Rick Perry about to become available for DWTS. https://t.co/hPL8werTLx— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈) 1570150007.0
...and now news is breaking that Rick Perry is resigning. Resigning frees him to cooperate without restriction (li… https://t.co/nWKb2huWmO— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1570147699.0
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 s… https://t.co/4WxpvxsnrD— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari Sellers) 1570149639.0
The Sean Spicer-Rick Perry face-off on Dancing with the Stars is going to be epic. https://t.co/uM5NY3Pg5d— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1570148875.0