Zinke defends travel habits as Interior secretary in Billings interview

Posted at 6:39 AM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 08:39:40-04

BILLINGS – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in Billings Wednesday and sat down with Q2 News Director Jon Stepanek for an interview on a wide variety of topics. 

Zinke was confirmed as Interior secretary in March 2017 and is the first Montanan to occupy a cabinet position. 

As the head of the Interior Department, he directs an agency that controls one-fifth of the nation’s landmass. He manages more than 70,000 employees.  

Zinke was elected to the Montana Senate in 2009. He won elections for Montana’s at-large congressional district in 2014 and 2016. 

In the video above, he discussed investigations into his travel as Interior secretary and his views of President Trump.

Click here for the full interview.

And check our earlier report on the Zinke interview: