President-elect Donald Trump has offered the position of interior secretary to ex-Navy Seal commander, Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke. Politico reported that Zinke has yet to publicly comment about whether or not he will accept the position, and his office has not yet responded to inquiries regarding the nomination.
This decision comes as somewhat of a surprise after reports that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington would be tapped for the post. She met with Trump in November at his New Jersey golf club and was named a vice chair of Trump’s transition team shortly thereafter.
Prior to this news breaking, Zinke was being floated as a possible 2018 candidate for the Montana Senate seat now held by Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.
Zinke served as a Navy SEAL from 1986 to 2008 before running for office. He campaigned for congress on a platform of achieving North American energy independence and sits on the House Natural Resources Committee as well as the Armed Services Committee. Zinke graduated from the University of Oregon in 1984 with a degree in geology.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."