Sources: Trump to Nominate MT Rep. Ryan Zinke, Former SEAL, to Interior Post
President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly choose Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) to be his nominee for the secretary of the interior, multiple sources told Fox News late Tuesday.
Zinke, 55, is a former US Navy SEAL commander, and currently sits on both the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Neither the Trump transition team nor Zinke has made a public statement. But Zinke reportedly has accepted the offer.
He was purportedly in the running with Washington Rep. Kathy McMorris Rogers, who met at least twice with Trump, a fellow Republican, in recent days.
McMorris Rogers has made no official statement either. But she posted a message late Tuesday on her Facebook page that suggested she will remain on Capitol Hill as part of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s leadership team.
“It was an honor to be invited to spend time with the President-elect, and I’m energized more than ever to continue leading in Congress as we think big, reimagine this government, and put people back at the center of it,” McMorris Rogers wrote.
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