Washinton : Another exit from the Cabinet of Donald Trump as Ryan Zinke follows Tillerson, Kelly, Pruit Sessions Priebus amidst controversies. Ryan has announced his exit through his Twitter handle shortly after the President had hinted earlier through his Twitter handle that The Trump Administration will be announcing the new Secretary of the Interior next week.
“Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke 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.
The Trump Administration will be announcing the new Secretary of the Interior next week.”
Ryan responded through his Twitter handle
“I love working for the President and i am incredibly proud of all the good work we’ve accomplished together. However, after 30 years of public service, I cannot justify spending thousands of dollars defending myself and my family against false allegations. Full statement attached.”
“It is a great honor to serve the American people as their interior secretary. I love Working fr the President and am incredibly proud of all the good work we’ve accomplished together. However, after 30 years of public service, I can not justify spending thousands of dollars defending myself and family against false allegations. It is better for the President and interior to focus on accomplishments rather than fictitious allegations” secretary of the interior Ryan Zinke”
A week ago, Trump announced that Chief of Staff John Kelly would be departing at end of the year. Mick Mulvaney, who has been the White House director of the Office of Management and Budget, will serve as acting chief of staff.
Zinke’s tenure has spurred series of ethics inquiries and his involvement in a land deal in Montana that is backed by the chairman of Halliburton.
The company has an interest in Department of Interior decisions on whether to open public lands for drilling.
Zinke has at least 15 investigations, nine of which were closed.
He under scrutiny for the use of public funds for travellings.
He is also in battle with the Environmental groups especially for the reduction of national monuments.
Zinke was a congressman from Montana from 2015 to 2017.
Democrat leader Sen. Schumer has lambasted Ryan, criticising he treated the environment.
“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 govt like it was his personal honey pot.
The swamp cabinet will be a little less foul without him.”