Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar / Image: YouTube
Ken Salazar, the country's 50th official Secretary of the Department of the Interior, is officially one hot-tempered son of a gun. Or so says a witness to his recent engagement with the media.
Salazar threatened a Colorado Springs reporter who pried too deeply into Salazar's possible knowledge of a horse buyer who allegedly sold 1,700 of the animals to Mexican slaughterhouses. The tense exchange took place during Salazar's visit to the city on Election Day to boost Obama's campaign, Politicoreports.
According to witness Ginger Kathrens, Salazar fielded two increasingly irritating questions from reporter Dave Philipps before promising to punch his lights out. "Don't you ever ... You know what, you do that again... I'll punch you out," Salazar is alleged to have warned.
While no hard evidence exists of any threat of physical harm, a spokesman for the Dept. of the Interior told Politico that whatever the details may be, Salazar "regrets the exchange."
i've eaten horse meat in france, mexico, canada japan and australia. not only that, but for two decades it was sold in the u.s. as well. the problem was that, in order to get past the a.r. public, they labeled it as beef. that was stupid.
@CanisCanemEdit they didn't. that's what put the lid on the sale of horsemeat in the u.s. if they had labeled it as such, then the finicky 'americans' would have eaten it. when it was finally discovered that they were intentionally mislabeling it they were shut down.
Everyone who follows the BLM wild horse issue knows Salazar sells mustangs for horse meat. I don't know why this is even an issue if nobody cares enough to do anything about it. He's been doing this for years on end. Making good money doing it.
that reporter had no right to question him about anything... for god sakes he works for Obama.. I think there's going to be some re education in that reporters future.If that reporter wants to stay in the business he better realize that he works for Salazar not the other way around
No, I think he should have punched him out...but , hey...My dad was a boxer and he punched a lot of people out. Those were the good old days, you could go out back, knock someone out, help him up and have a beer together. Not now, now, you call the police, file assault charges , someone goes to jail or prison, then the other person sues for all he/she can get..I think the old days worked better.
Not really. Talk is cheap, and reporters make stupid remarks every day. What is " good for the goose is good for the gander." Besides, the Secretary doesn't look like he could punch much of anything, so let's not lose any sleep over this incident.