Above: Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke rides to work on his first day escorted by the U.S. Park Police. DOI photo.
On March 2, his first day as the new Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke of Montana rode to work on a horse. Now having access to the horses used by the U.S. Park Police (part of the National Park Service), Secretary Zinke mounted a horse at the NPS stables on the Mall and rode about a mile to the headquarters of the Department of the Interior.
As you no doubt figured out, Secretary Zinke is the one in the photos rocking the cowboy hat.
In his new profession the 55-year-old former Navy SEAL supervises firefighters in the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and about 69,000 other employees.
Of course, some folks on Twitter had fun with this:
“i am sorry senator no body is allowed in here”
“wat about that guy on the horse”
“it is his first day on the job senator he is just lost” pic.twitter.com/sUzycN5ifP
— darth™ (@darth) March 2, 2017
— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) March 2, 2017
We should start an immediate investigation into Ryan Zinke and his ties to Russia and Putin. Not a horse of a different color! pic.twitter.com/uHFIb1LF2O
— Rum Ham Sinkie (@DMMusings) March 3, 2017