Skip to comments.WATCH: Rick Perry's Comment About 'Fun' On Sen. Al Franken's Couch Gets A Laugh
Posted on 01/19/2017 3:41:19 PM PST by Rusty0604
If there was going to be a moment of levity during Donald Trump's Cabinet hearings, leave it to Rick Perry to provide it.
The former Texas governor is the president-elect's pick to be energy secretary, and he had a relatively smooth hearing with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
But it was his humorous exchange with Sen. Al Franken that may be the most memorable of his testimony. The Minnesota Democrat began his questioning by thanking Perry for coming by to chat with him prior to his hearing.
"Thank you so much for coming into my office. Did you enjoy meeting me?" the former Saturday Night Live comedian deadpanned.
"I hope you are as much fun on that dais as you were on your couch," Perry responded. It took a beat, but both Franken and Perry realized how that could be interpreted.
"May I rephrase that, sir?" Perry quipped, breaking down in laughter, as did the rest of the audience and senators in the usually serious hearing room. "Well, I think we've found our Saturday Night Live sound bite."
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Thanks for the laugh!
Sorry Rick, it's just gotta go...
The look on both their faces was hilarious, Al looked embarrassed.
Poor Rick... He just can’t seem to buy a brain, or catch a break. LOL!!!
Sorry but Rick has to go. I certainly didn’t laugh when I heard his say that global warming is real with some natural and som MAN MADE. Done with this clown
Yeah and throw the whole freaking unconstitutional Dept of Energy out with him.
What was Trump thinking unless - and I hope - he has in mind to phase out this useless, illegal, and utterly wasteful department at some point hopefully sooner than later.
Yup. Any and all things connected with Carter should be eliminated.
Look at who Trump picked for which department/agency/ambassadorship and I think you'll find your answer.
Sorry, but Rick Perry is as sharp as a tennis ball.
I hope Trump appointing him is either to placate the establishment or a sign he is going to abolish the department.
That’s hilarious, both guys do come across as kind of gay.
What’s wrong with that? I’ve been on asphalt on a hot day and when I step off to the natural grass it’s cooler than the man-made asphalt.
Stands to reason that the .000001% of the world’s surface that’s man made would be warmer than the 99.999999% that isn’t.
Perry’s on our side and he’s just being cagey about it is all.
Do you have any idea what the Department of Energy does?
Other than the Nukes, please tell us all!!!
Perry .... screw loose
Al dondu nuttin Franklin ...
Consume billions of tax dollars and produce nothing of value in return.
I watched a good portion of Rick Perry’s grilling, and I thought he did fine. It was a job interview, and he did explain how his experience as TX gov qualified him for the job.
I certainly didnt laugh when I heard his say that global warming is real with some natural and som MAN MADE.
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