President Donald Trump announced Saturday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will leave the administration at year's end.
Zinke is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest.
In response to the announcement of the Zinke resignation, Rep. Raúl M, Grijalva issued the following statement:
“This is no kind of victory, but I’m hopeful that it is a genuine turning of the page. Secretary Zinke’s successor has a chance to move on from an unfortunate Trump Administration record of environmental mismanagement and decline. A well-managed Interior Department — one that puts the public good ahead of fossil fuel and mining industry demands — can be a boon to the entire country. The next Interior Secretary should respect the American people’s desire for strong environmental standards and an end to corporate favoritism. The Democratic majority on the Natural Resources Committee will be ready to assist in that effort starting in January.”