/ Modified nov 7, 2018 5:01 p.m.

Grijalva Promises Investigations Into Trump Appointees

Democrats take control of the House in January, which will bring changes to the relationship with the White House.

grijalva election podium U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva speaks the the Pima County Democratic Party election night event, Nov. 6, 2018.

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva is expected to chair the House Natural Resources Committee when the Democrats take control of the House in January. The change in power means investigations into Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Grijalva said, calling the two Trump appointees "ethically challenged."

"They're going to be held accountable, and if they don't want to participate in that accountability then we have other legal recourses to make them do that. And I think we are expected to do that and we need to do that," said Grijalva.

The Natural Resources Committee will handle the Zinke investigation. The interior secretary faces scrutiny from the Justice Department over a Montana land deal.

Your Vote 2018
Read more coverage of national, Arizona, and local elections at our 2018 elections portal, Your Vote 2018.
By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
AZPM is a service of the University of Arizona and our broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents who hold the trademarks for Arizona Public Media and AZPM. We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples.
The University of Arizona