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 Houseâs 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 Zinkeâs somewhat less reasonable responseâmore of a koan, reallyâfrom the Associated Press:

âWell, first, insults and innuendos are misleading. I never took a private jet anywhere,â 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 agencyâs headquarters.

âI resent the fact of your insults, I resent the fact theyâre misleading, I resent the fact of the doors,â Zinke said to Cantwell, the tone of his voice growing sharp. âAnd Iâll go through line by line. ... To allege that itâs a private jet is inappropriate, maâam.â

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