Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (pictured), who led the response to the 2010 BP oil spill and administered a moratorium on offshore drilling, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down.
The former Colorado lawmaker plans to return home in March after eight turbulent and busy years in Washington, four years in the U.S. Senate and four years as head of the Interior Department.
President Obama nominated him for the Cabinet post four years ago and he was unanimously confirmed. Salazar proved to be an obeient Obama lapdog.
The former Colorado Attorney General, known by many in Colorado for his intolerance of dissenting views, verbally attacked a reporter from the Colorado Springs Gazette and threatened to physically strike him as reported at the second link below.