July 23, 2020

The Hill: Democrats hit Interior secretary for reportedly refusing to wear mask in meeting with tribes

Three Democratic senators are criticizing Interior Secretary David Bernhardt over reports that he refused to wear a mask in a meeting with tribes in Oregon earlier this month.

“On your July 9 visit with the Klamath Tribes of Oregon, the tribe expressed concerns that you and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the State of California refused to wear a mask ” wrote Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Ron Wyden (Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (Ore.).

The letter did not name the lawmaker from California, but an Interior Department press release describing the trip said Bernhardt was joined by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.).


Read the full article on the Hill website here. 

By:  Rachel Frazin
Source: The Hill