Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell asked Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke a very reasonable question on Tuesday while Zinke testified before a Senate committee on the White Houseâ€™s proposed budget cuts and park entry fee hikes during peak season. How, Cantwell asked, could Zinke justify increasing fees when he had recently taken a $12,375 private jet to his home in Montana?

Here was Zinkeâ€™s somewhat less reasonable responseâ€”more of a koan, reallyâ€”from the Associated Press:

â€śWell, first, insults and innuendos are misleading. I never took a private jet anywhere,â€ť Zinke said, adding that all three flights he had taken on private planes as secretary were on aircraft driven by propellers, not jet engines.

Zinke also referenced a report last week by The Associated Press that the Interior Department is spending nearly $139,000 to upgrade three sets of double doors in his private office at the agencyâ€™s headquarters.

â€śI resent the fact of your insults, I resent the fact theyâ€™re misleading, I resent the fact of the doors,â€ť Zinke said to Cantwell, the tone of his voice growing sharp. â€śAnd Iâ€™ll go through line by line. ... To allege that itâ€™s a private jet is inappropriate, maâ€™am.â€ť

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Henceforth, let it be known that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke resents the fact of the doors.