Capitol Hill Democrats are signaling that they plan to fight President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of the Interior.
Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke is facing backlash from the Left over some of his views: (spoiler alert: climate change).
Here is the statement from the Democratic National Committee:
“Ryan Zinke’s nomination is nothing short of an insult to the agency responsible for managing the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage, providing scientific and other information about those resources; and honoring special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities. Like many of Trump’s other nominees, he is a climate change denier and he holds a pathetic 3% lifetime rating from the League of Conservation Voters. He was caught on camera labeling some of the Indian Reservations he represents in Montana as a prime example of “dependence on government.” And he supports transferring federal land management to local governments that have fewer resources to do so effectively…
“In nominating Ryan Zinke, Donald Trump has once again confirmed that he wants roll back all of our progress on behalf of his son and big oil and gas lobbyists. He should not be confirmed,” the DNC added.
Zinke is known in Washington as a great conservationist and outdoorsman and a staunch and unwavering ally of the Second Amendment. Zinke’s confirmation faces pushback from Democrats that still have a filibuster in the Senate that they plan to use often.
The confirmation of Ryan Zinke will go forth.