News Release

Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee

Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) released the following statement on the newly unveiled formal portrait of former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

“Former Secretary Ryan Zinke left office under legal investigation, and his new portrait is entirely consistent with his smug, unethical, condescending tenure at the Interior Department. Setting his formal portrait at Bears Ears National Monument, which he happily dismantled despite the wishes of Native Americans around the country, is nothing more than an intentional final insult to tribes he disrespected from the moment he took office. This portrait is a petty monument to a petty man, and we can only look forward to a court ruling that reverses the damage he did to the landscape he has now abused twice.”

Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee, Grijalva