Trump Picks Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke for Secretary of Interior

President-elect Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he planned to nominate Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke as secretary of interior. “He has built one of the strongest track records on championing regulatory relief, forest management, responsible energy development and public land issues,” Trump said in a statement. “As a former Navy SEAL, he has incredible leadership skills and an attitude of doing whatever it takes to win,” he continued. Zinke also released a statement on Thursday. “I will work tirelessly to ensure our public lands are managed and preserved in a way that benefits everyone for generations to come,” he said. “Most important, our sovereign Indian Nations and territories must have the respect and freedom they deserve. I look forward to making the Department of Interior and America great again.”