Swamp Watch – 9 December 2016

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According to reports, Trump will nominate Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R–Wash.) as Secretary of the Interior. After a run of three outsiders, this means we’re back to the swamp for Trump’s cabinet. McMorris Rodgers is a fairly standard issue Republican by contemporary standards, and naturally she hates any environmental regulations that might actually save our interior for future generations.

UPDATE: Nope, it’s not going to be Rodgers. Instead, Trump settled on Rep. Ryan Zinke (R–Mont.) Apparently he got along better with Trump’s kids.

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