Colorado homeboy and acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt was spotted last week with President Trump and Vice President Pence on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


The Rifle native has been in the acting capacity since December after former Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned.
Several names, including Bernhardt’s, have been tossed around as possible replacements.

But with Trump and Congress battling over border security and the government shutdown, naming a permanent secretary has understandably not been at the top of the list.

The government is reopening, but for a limited three-week period while major congressional players try and work out an agreement on border funding.

Trump appears pleased with Bernhardt as acting secretary, whom he says, “is doing great at Interior.”

It could be March before a permanent secretary is named. We’re not in any rush, just so long as it’s still Bernhardt.