A group of journalists on MSNBC had strong opinions on Tuesday about Secretary of Energy Rick Perry's job performance, but they had trouble recalling his Cabinet position.
Bloomberg View editor and MSNBC contributor Tim O'Brien was criticizing the Trump administration's stance on environmental issues when he started off the series of mistakes about Perry. He was trying to argue that President Donald Trump was wrong to put Perry in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), even though that is Scott Pruitt's job.
"Rick Perry is running the EPA," O'Brien said.
"He wanted to get rid of the EPA," Tur interjected, which is also incorrect. In his bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Perry had proposed abolishing the Departments of Commerce, Education, and Energy—not the EPA.