Chair Grijalva Statement on Nomination of David Bernhardt to Serve as Secretary of the Interior
Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) released the following statement on the nomination of David Bernhardt to serve as the next Secretary of the Interior.
“David Bernhardt spent much of his career lobbying for fossil fuel and agricultural interests, and the president putting him in charge of regulating his former clients is a perfect example of everything wrong with this administration. We intend to conduct vigorous oversight of Mr. Bernhardt’s industry ties and how they may influence his policy decisions. This administration has lost the benefit of the doubt, thanks in no small part to Ryan Zinke’s failed tenure at the Interior Department. We expect Mr. Bernhardt to right the ship and will act in his absence if he doesn’t.”
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