After much side-stepping, the Interior secretary nominee reluctantly replied in the affirmative.
Manchin will support Deb Haaland for Interior secretary, boosting her chances - NBC News
Senate Majority Leader Joe Manchin announces that he'll vote to confirm Deb Haaland for Interior secretary
Rep. Deb Haaland, Biden’s pick for interior secretary, would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary if confirmed by the Senate. “I’ll be fierce for all of us, for our planet and all of our protected land,” she says.
Trump, this morning, introducing his Secretary of the Interior: "He loves the Interior."
I am pleased to announce that David Bernhardt, Acting Secretary of the Interior, will be nominated as Secretary of the Interior. David has done a fantastic job from the day he arrived, and we look forward to having his nomination officially confirmed!
.......The Trump Administration will be announcing the new Secretary of the Interior next week.