It is always unusual when senior federal officials weigh in on local elections, but Energy Secretary Rick Perry may have set a new bar for bizarre by blasting the results of a recent student body election at his Alma mater, Texas A&M University.
Perry, who is also a former governor of the state, took to the pages of the Houston Chronicle to slam the election of Bobby Brooks. The Junior from Belton, Texas made history by becoming the first openly gay person to lead the student body.
Brooks finished second to Robert McIntosh, the son of GOP fundraiser Alison McIntosh, but was named the winner after McIntosh was disqualified for violating school election rules.
It didn’t sit well with Perry, who said awarding the election to Brooks smacked of “diversity” politics.
Now, Brooks’ presidency is being treated as a victory for “diversity.” It is difficult to escape the perception that this quest for “diversity” is the real reason the election outcome was overturned.
Perry dove deep into the weeds of school politics offering a point by point rebuttal of why he felt McIntosh has been treated unfairly.
As Energy Secretary, Perry also oversees a vast federal bureaucracy with a multibillion dollar budget.
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