Embattled Interior Secretary Leaves Without Making Footprint On Indian Gaming

The unceremonious dumping of U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) secretary Ryan Zinke amid ethics probes against him is unlikely to change the Trump administration’s policy of benign neglect toward gaming tribes.

On his first day of work on March 2, 2017, Zinke theatrically donned a cowboy hat and rode a horse to the Interior Department.

Less than two years later, the former Navy SEAL is being run out of town on a rail.

The White House has been pressuring Zinke to resign for weeks and flatly told him he would be fired if he did not leave by the end of the year, according to the Washington Post.

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