Jan 19

WASHINGTON — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the Energy Department and insisted that the federal agency performs a critical function. Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the department,…

Jan 19

WATCH LIVE: Rick Perry confirmation hearing

The Republican enters his confirmation hearing to become energy secretary as more than the punchline who famously forgot the department was the agency he pledged to eliminate as a presidential candidate in 2011.

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