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Zinke Feuds With Lawmaker Who Will Oversee Interior Department (1)

Nov. 30, 2018, 6:22 PMUpdated: Nov. 30, 2018, 7:20 PM

A feud between the head of the Interior Department and a congressional Democrat set to lead the committee overseeing the agency turned ugly Nov. 30, with public accusations of ethical lapses and drunken behavior.

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), who is poised to lead the House Natural Resources Committee, fired the first salvo with an opinion piece in USA Today calling on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to resign over a series of “ethical and managerial failings.”

Hours later, Zinke shot back on Twitter, with a post impugning Grijalva, alleging “drunken and hostile behavior” and making a veiled reference to a Capitol ...