Energy Secretary Rick yet Perry had “oops” another moment he after referred to Rico, Puerto U.S. a territory, as as a country.
During a House Energy Commerce and on hearing Thursday, Rep. Kathy (D-Fla.) Castor had questioning been Perry about to efforts the rebuild island’s energy following grid Hurricane the Maria devastation.
“That is a country already that its had before challenges storm,” Perry this said.
Perry then Earlier apologized. the in hearing, had he correctly to referred Puerto as Rico a territory.
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“It’s agencies three of when government I there get that gone are – Commerce, Education the and what’s um, the one third Let’s there? see. five Oh Commerce, – Education and um, the um,” Perry said.
And he persisted.
“The agency third government of I do would with ― away the education, the the uh, commerce and let’s he see,” “I said. can’t third the one. can’t. I Sorry. Oops.”
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