Interior Department Acknowledges Secretary Ryan Zinke Spent $139000 on Office Doors

Ivan Schwartz
March 11, 2018

Zinke was an early nomination by President Donald Trump, being picked to head up the Department of Interior in early December of 2016.

Remember that "big attractive door" that Donald Trump promised for his border wall?

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke listens to a presentation about the merits of a monument offshore of MA in Boston Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Interior spent $139,000 to fix three sets of doors in Secretary Ryan Zinke's office, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, a move quickly criticized as wasteful by activists.

Although there is no doubt that the price sounds high, but she said that the preservation requirements and the new locks escalated the cost. So you know. There's that.

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A third opens to a hallway that features portraits of previous Interior secretaries.

The new doors will be made of fiberglass. "I spent six years in senior government positions & you can be damn straight that I would've known if somebody was spending $139000 on doors for my office".

Zinke says the United States won't exhaust its resource of fossil fuels in our lifetime, but that cleaner-burning natural gas will take on a bigger role.

Zinke is one of several Trump Cabinet officials under scrutiny for questionable spending. "The secretary must believe he was handed a blank check the day he was confirmed, but the American public won't tolerate his reckless spending habits". Pruitt also spent $25,000 on a soundproof "privacy booth" inside his office to prevent eavesdropping on his phone calls. "Secretary Zinke shouldn't be buying doors, he should be shown the door out of the agency". A 2007 renovation of the secretary's personal bathroom cost $222,000, a figure that included a sub-zero refrigerator and custom cabinetry.

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