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Rick Perry Defends Wanting To Lead Department He Once Sought To Abolish

Jan 19, 2017
Originally published on January 19, 2017 3:01 pm

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a confirmation hearing Thursday to become the next secretary of the energy department, which Perry, in a 2012 Republican presidential debate, blanked at remembering was one of the three federal agencies he’d pledged to abolish.

NPR science editor Geoff Brumfiel (@gbrumfiel) joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss Perry’s hearing.

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