President-elect Donald Trump late yesterday named as his Agriculture Secretary nominee none other than former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue.
We weren’t able to reach any critics (yet) but the following are quotes from an admittedly biased source– his cousin. U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said in a statement:
“I could not be more proud of my cousin, Sonny, for being named the next Secretary of Agriculture. Sonny’s executive experience as a two-term governor of Georgia, the first Republican in 135 years, as well as his veterinary background and agribusiness career, are a few of the many reasons he is the best person for the job. Sonny is a national leader having served as the Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, board member for the National Grain & Feed Association, President of the Georgia Feed and Grain Association, and President of the Southeastern Feed and Grain Association. I am confident Sonny will work hard to advance smart agriculture policies that will help our farmers, ranchers, and rural communities across the country.”