November 3, 2017

Donald Trump sure did screen his cabinet members for stupidity. Most of them are stupid.

But then there's Rick Perry. Who is, in case you missed it, Secretary of Energy. A department he wanted to eliminate. That also seems to be a requirement in the Trump White House -- if you want to destroy a department, you can head it up.

And the latest stupid thing Rick Perry has said, via CBS News:

During an event with Axios and NBC in Washington, D.C., Perry brought up sexual assault after launching into a story about a trip to Africa, where he said "people are dying" because they don't have access to energy.

"And it's going to take fossil fuels to push power out into those villages in Africa, where a young girl said to my face, 'One of the reasons that electricity is so important to me is not only because I'm not going to have to try and read by the light of a fire and have those fumes literally kill people," Perry said.

He continued: "But also from the standpoint of sexual assault. When the lights are on, when you have light that shines, the righteousness, if you will, on those types of acts."

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