“Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is punching back, taking social media swings at some of his critics.
With occasionally combative language and a willingness to grapple, the lawyer and former lobbyist has let loose on Twitter in recent months. He called one critique “outrageous and inappropriate,” denounced another as “absolutely false” and told a third person that “you may want to check your facts.”
To a Center for Biological Diversity activist last October, Bernhardt declared that “you are flat out wrong,” while in August he advised a concerned retired park ranger that “you are entitled to your own opinion, but time will show you are wrong” on two points.
“Have a great day,” Bernhardt added.”