Zinke’s retweet follows a lawsuit filed by Patagonia this week over President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will reduce Bears Ears National Monument—established in December 2016 by the Obama administration—by 85%, or more than 1 million acres, according to the Associated Press.

“The lawsuit, filed in conjunction with a rock climbing advocacy group and other organizations, is among a flurry of lawsuits that have been filed over Trump’s move to reduce the size of Bears Ears and also cut the land protected in Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in half,” AP reported.


Zinke’s attacks on the company began on Tuesday, after Patagonia replaced its website home page with a black screen and a message stating, “The President Stole Your Land.” The tweet Zinke shared on Friday is a jab at the company’s website message. Zinke also had earlier accused Patagonia of lying.

The interior secretary already is under fire for spending thousands of dollars on government helicopters last summer to travel around the nation’s capital with his staff. On one trip, which cost $6,250, Zinke took a Park Police helicopter to go horseback riding in Virginia with Vice President Mike Pence, Splinter’s Eleanor Sheehan reported on Thursday.


Zinke already was being investigated by the Interior Department’s inspector general over previous chartered flights.