Posted on December 19, 2018
Victory: Scandal-plagued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke resigns
Activism works. Thanks to more than 114,000 CREDO activists and massive public pressure by our progressive allies, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned amid multiple scandals that plagued his tenure at the department.
Zinke has faced more than a dozen federal investigations into shady business dealings and unethical behavior, including violations of federal law, misuse of taxpayer money, threats to a sitting senator, illegal use of a private jet, the removal of references to climate change in scientific reports and multiple violations of the Hatch Act.
From the beginning, Zinke, who was the most prominent enemy of public lands in the Trump regime, was never fit to run Interior Department, let alone any agency in the federal government. But thanks in part to the activism of CREDO members, another corrupt Trump administration official was forced to resign.