The Democrats and the drive-by media have turned their travel mode investigation toward Department of the Interior’s Office of Inspector General look into Secretary Ryan Zinke. Having found an issue that they can exploit readily, they are now attacking Trump’s staff in an almost willy-nilly manner. Democrat Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) are leading the charge.
As Written By Penny Starr for Breitbart:
Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) have requested that the Department of the Interior’s Office of Inspector General look into Secretary Ryan Zinke’s travel since taking his post at the agency.
This comes on the heels of the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price after revelations that he took chartered jets for personal and business trips during his tenure, with a price tag of about $400,000.
But the Democrats’ attempt to discredit Zinke seems a purely political move as the request to investigate is based on speculation about the nature of his trips and is broad in scope, according to an OIG official who spoke to the Washington Post.
Nancy K. DiPaolo, a spokesperson for Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall, described a broad investigation into Zinke’s travel in general, including modes of travel, costs, and schedules.
“It’s not just one trip,” DiPaolo said. “It’s seven months of travel.”
And Zinke’s spokeperson, Heather Swift, told Breitbart News that, in fact, all of Zinke’s travel has been approved.
“The Interior Department under the Trump Administration has always and will always work to ensure all officials follow appropriate rules and regulations when traveling, including seeking commercial options at all times appropriate and feasible, to ensure the efficient use of…..
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