When newly-confirmed Secretary Ryan Zinke arrived for his first day at the Department of the Interior, he arrived in style.
As an avid outdoorsman, a retired Navy SEAL, a Montanan, and a general all around badass, it should've been expected that he'd make a statement on his first day in his new role, but the way he chose to do it turned heads across Washington.
Independent Journal Review has learned that Zinke was invited by the United States Park Police (USPP) to ride with them from their stable on the National Mall to the secretary's new office at the Department of the Interior. He rode Tonto, a seventeen-year-old horse donated to the National Park Service in 2014.
Of course, you may be wondering, who was he wearing? According to press contacts, Zinke rode Tonto while wearing his Helmville Rodeo jacket and jeans. IJR has been told that the Helmville Rodeo is the best rodeo in the state of Montana.
Zinke is a fifth-generation Montanan and the first cabinet secretary from the state.
While you can take Ryan Zinke out of Montana, you can't take Montana out of Ryan Zinke.