Interior Sec. Bernhardt To Critics: Don’t @ Me

“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.”

Jennifer Yachnin and Michael Doyle report for Greenwire January 23, 2020.