Well, most two-term presidents look to make changes in their cabinet. Looks like Interior Secretary Ken Salazar just made President Obama’s decision a whole lot easier.
According to Bryon Tau at Politico:
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar threatened to punch a reporter on a recent trip to Colorado, according to witnesses.
Dave Philipps, a reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette, tried to ask Salazar about his appointments to the Bureau of Land Management and the wild horse population in the state. Specifically, Philipps had questions about the government’s relationship with a wild horse buyer who allegedly sold more than 1,700 horses to Mexican slaughterhouses.
Ginger Kathrens, executive director of the Cloud Foundation, witnessed the exchange between Salazar and a reporter. Her organization put out a release cataloging the exchange and blasting Salazar for his treatment of the press. The group captured video of some of the exchange, but stopped recording before the threat itself.
According to Kathrens, Salazar took two questions from Philipps before disagreeing with his line of questioning.
“Don’t you ever … You know what, you do that again… I’ll punch you out,” Salazar reportedly told Philipps before ending the interview and walking off.
The alleged incident took place when Salazar was in Colorado on Election Day, on behalf of the Obama campaign.