Ryan Zinke has officially stepped down as Interior Secretary, resigning as planned amid a series of ethics investigations.
Zinke tweeted his farewell note today, calling it a “high honor” to serve as the agency’s leader. So far, the president has not nominated anyone as a permanent replacement.
The acting secretary is Zinke’s deputy, David Bernhardt, a lawyer and former lobbyist for the oil industry.
Among the list of those thought to be considered for Zinke’s formal replacement include Senator Dean Heller, who lost his bid for re-election to Democrat Jacky Rosen.