Top Democrats Celebrate Departure Of 'Toxic' Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke After 'Staggering Ethical Abuses'

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Washington, December 15, 2018 | comments

Donald Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving his post at the end of the year and top Democrat Chuck Schumer says “the swamp cabinet will be a little less foul without him.”

“Ryan Zinke was one of the most toxic members of the cabinet in the way he treated our environment, our precious public lands, and the way he treated the [government] like it was his personal honey pot,” the Senate Minority Leader tweeted.

Trump announced Zinke’s departure in a tweet on Saturday morning, writing: “Secretary of the Interior @RyanZinke will be leaving the Administration at the end of the year after having served for a period of almost two years. Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure and I want to thank him for his service to our Nation.” He added that his administration will announce Zinke’s replacement next week.

“Ryan Zinke’s tenure at Interior was a never-ending stream of terrible management decisions, increased exploitation of public lands, reduced protections for wildlife, total disregard for the work of scientists, and an alarming number of ethical lapses,” Rep. Don Beyer tweeted.

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