Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) said she would like to be a potential secretary of energy for “President” Donald Trump so she could “get rid” of the department and give the states power over their natural resources.
Palin said, “I think a lot about the Department of Energy. 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 relying on unfriendly foreign nations — instead of imports their resources. I think about the Department of Energy and if I were head of that, I would get rid of it and 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.”
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