As I am writing this there are currently two Texans who President Trump will nominate for Cabinet picks—Former governor of Texas Rick Perry and CEO of ExxonMobil Rex Tillerson. These exceptional Texans have perhaps been the most controversial of Trump’s picks. Rick Perry is being tapped to head the Department of Energy, an agency of government he wants to cut, but famously forgot existed. Tillerson is well-known internationally through his oil company, but received the Order of Friendship award in 2013 from Vladimir Putin; therein lies the controversy with him, as he is the pick for Secretary of State.
A third Texan is coming…
The grand total of Texans vetted for Secretary of Agriculture is now up to four. The most recent being former representative of Texas’ 23rd congressional district, Henry Bonilla.
The Miami Herald reports:
“I chaired the agriculture appropriations sub-committee for my last six years in Congress, and it was a huge responsibility to be in charge of the budget for all of the USDA,” Bonilla said. “I’ve been out of Congress for a few years but here I am.”
The three others are former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs, current Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, and former Texas A&M president Elsa Murano.
The Herald continues:
Trump could be using the agriculture secretary nominee to diversify his Cabinet picks. Bonilla and former Texas A&M president Elsa Murano, who met with Trump on Thursday, are both Hispanic. Trump is also considering another Hispanic, former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, for the post.
Because everything today is about diversity of skin color, right? Well, whatever the reason may be for Trump’s picks, I am certain it has nothing to do with diversity and everything to do with who is the most qualified. It seems like there a lot of qualified individuals in Texas, who knew?
Texas is the best state in the nation for business
There is no state with a better business climate than the great state of Texas, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. This is due in large part to the state’s low tax burden and minimal regulations. Texas is also number two in jobs added since 2004, behind North Dakota, with an increase of 20.7 percent totaling a whopping 1.8 million jobs. Governor Rick Perry and Congressman Henry Bonilla were both in office during some of those years, so credit where credit is due.
I sure am happy to see Texas Republicans heading to D.C. instead of California and New York Liberals, and you should be too.