Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands Chairman John Canegata issued the following statement ahead of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit for the centennial of Transfer Day:
“Secretary Zinke’s visit to our islands in his first month on the job is a reaffirmation of the strong commitment that President Trump made to the Virgin Islands during his campaign. This administration is committed to ensuring a better, brighter future for all Virgin Islanders. By contrast, the now-former administration failed to send the Interior secretary to the territory until the final months of its second term.”
Canegata along with GOP National Committeewoman Lilliana Belardo de O’Neal and National Committeeman Jevon Williams attended Zinke’s confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate.
As secretary of Interior, Zinke oversees the U.S. territories.