Zinke, Murkowski make up at beer sum­mit

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Ben Wolf­gang

Af­ter threat­en­ing to scrap Alaskan en­ergy projects in re­sponse to Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s “no” vote on Oba­macare re­peal, In­te­rior Sec­re­tary Ryan Zinke mended fences with the Alaska Repub­li­can over a cou­ple of cold ones.

The sec­re­tary early Thurs­day tweeted a photo of him­self en­joy­ing an Alaskan beer the pre­vi­ous night along­side the se­na­tor, one of three GOP mem­bers who op­posed the party’s ef­forts to re­peal the Af­ford­able Care Act last month.

“I say din­ner, she says brews. My friends know me well,” Mr. Zinke tweeted, in­clud­ing a beer emoji in his mes­sage.

The two Repub­li­cans clashed af­ter Ms. Murkowski’s vote on health care, which prompted ad­min­is­tra­tion threats to with­draw sup­port for key Alaska projects and Ms. Murkowski de­lay­ing com­mit­tee votes on sev­eral high-level nom­i­nees for the In­te­rior Depart­ment.

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