Impeachment investigators ask Rick Perry to testify

Mary Clare Jalonick
Associated Press
In this Oct. 7, 2019 photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks during a news conference following the forum Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation in the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Washington – Energy Secretary Rick Perry is being called to testify in the House impeachment inquiry.

Perry, the first member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet who has asked to appear before House investigators, is scheduled for Wednesday, according an official working on the impeachment inquiry but unauthorized to discuss it publicly. The person was granted anonymity.

It’s unclear if Perry would show up for the closed-door session.

House Democrats are pursuing an impeachment inquiry over Trump’s actions withholding military aid to Ukraine as he pushed for investigations of Democrats and potential rival Joe Biden.