Chairman tells Democrat: Info you want is on the internet
House Democrats seeking transparency on the Interior Department’s national-monument review process might start by checking Google, according to House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop.
In a Wednesday reply to Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, the panel’s ranking Democrat, Mr. Bishop said he found the information the Democrat has sought after “a few cursory Google searches,” adding that the department has made the details readily accessible online.
“Along with the extensive news coverage … the department also included information on his itinerary and media availability for every day of his trip,” the Utah Republican said.
“In addition, the Secretary thoroughly documented his entire trip through his public Twitter account, where he proved himself to be quite the amateur photographer when it comes to photographing the beautiful natural landscapes of my state,” Mr. Bishop said.
Mr. Grijalva fired off a letter last week to Mr. Zinke asking him for a detailed itinerary and list of his meetings in Utah and elsewhere, along with an accounting of public comments, “in the spirit of the transparency and open government.”