Dem Senator Joe Manchin Eyed To Replace Rick Perry As Energy Secretary: Report

Rick Perry possibly heading to Homeland Security-

I seriously doubt if Joe Manchin would give up his Senate seat for Energy Secretary in the Trump White House. It would allow West Virginia’s Governor Jim Justice, who recently became a Republican, to appoint a successor for Manchin, that replacement would be a Republican, which would add to the GOP's numbers in the Senate. Manchin is simply not gonna do it. Why would he?

White House and Republican officials are looking at Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., as a candidate to take the top spot at the Energy Department, as a plan is being looked at moving Energy Secretary Rick Perry to lead the Homeland Security Department.

Bloomberg reported the news citing four people familiar with the discussions.

A spokesman for Manchin declined to confirm whether the senator would take the Energy Department post that former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has occupied for months.

"Senator Manchin has not had any recent conversations with the Administration about the Secretary of Energy position. He remains committed to serving the people of West Virginia," said spokesman