Palin: I’d Like To Be Trump’s Energy Secretary And ‘Get Rid’ Of Department
Sarah Palin told Jake Tapper on CNN that she’d like to be Secretary of Energy, but that she’d also do away with the energy department. She says it would be “a short-term job.” That way she could do what she did as governor: quit.
I think a lot about the Department of Energy, because energy is my baby: oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind’s use instead of us relying on unfriendly foreign nations,” she told CNN’s Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on “State of the Union.”
But Palin, the GOP’s 2008 vice presidential nominee, might be the first potential cabinet member to openly speak about dissolving their office.
“I’d get rid of (the Energy Department). And I’d let the states start having more control over the lands that are within their boundaries and the people who are affected by the developments within their states. If I were in charge of that, it would be a short-term job, but it would be … really great to have someone who knows energy and is pro-responsible development to be in charge.”