Just days after members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the President about the vacancy of a permanent inspector general at the Department of Interior, the President nominated the current interim IG to the position. Mary Kendall has been the interim IG since 2009 when the IG was promoted by President Obama.
The nomination is not without critics. Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee investigated mismanagement in 2013. “The GOP’s report accused Kendall of not investigating political appointees and not filing investigative reports on issues within the department.” Kendall has received endorsements as well, including Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-NM). He responded to the GOP reports saying they “demanded that she support their unfounded conspiracy theories and blanket criticisms of hard-working Interior Department Officials.”
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