Grijalva Calls For Secretary Zinke's Resignation; Zinke Issues Strong Tweet

Published: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 6:27pm

Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva wrote an opinion piece in Friday’s USA Today, calling for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s resignation. Secretary Zinke issued a strong response over Twitter.

Zinke's sent his tweet after Congressman Grijalva wrote that Zinke must resign because of what he called “ethical and managerial failings.”

Zinke responded by saying, “it's hard for him to think straight from the bottom of the bottle.” He was referring to news reports last year about a $48,000 settlement between Grijalva and a former staffer who accused him of being drunk and creating a hostile work environment.

Grijalva issued a statement on Zinke’s Tweet: It said, “The American people know who I’m here to serve, and they know in whose interests I’m acting. They don’t know the same about Secretary Zinke.”

Grijalva is the top Democrat on the House National Resources Committee. He hopes to head the panel once Democrats take control of the House in January. 

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