Politico: Trump eyeing Manchin for energy secretary

Politics 12/2/2016, 1:46 AM
Politico: Trump eyeing Manchin for energy secretary

West Virginia’s senator Joe Manchin (pictured) is being considered for the role of energy secretary in Donald Trump’s future administration, the Politico reported on Friday citing people close to the discussions.

One source said that Manchin is important for the U.S. president elect in order to “show the coal people how serious Trump is about coal.” Manchin said that he hadn’t heard anything about it, and that he has no scheduled trips to New York City, while expressing eagerness to help his state and country in any way he can.

Joe Manchin is a conservative senator from the Democratic Party, who was named the vice chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee last month.

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