Bernhardt Hearing Commences Inside Dirksen, While His Alias ‘Swamp Creature” Makes An Appearance Outside

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

(Washington, D.C.)-- Despite being a former oil and gas lobbyist with extensive conflicts of interests acting Secretary David Bernhardt will appear before the Senate tomorrow for his confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior. Prior to the hearing, Clean Water Fund will be outside of the Dirksen Senate Office building ( on Constitution Ave NE near 1st St NE), with their “Swamp Creature” aka David Bernhardt.

“David Bernhardt is the essence of the Trump administration’s culture of corruption; he truly is a Swamp Creature,” said Brent Bolin, Political Director of the Clean Water Fund. “Bernhardt is everything that is wrong with Washington, his years of lobbying on behalf of the oil and gas industry should disqualify him from ever stepping foot inside the Department of Interior.”

During his time as acting Secretary, Bernhardt has already used his post to sell off America’s public lands, waters and wildlife to the highest bidder and gut some of the nation's landmark conservation victories at the behest of corporate special interests.

Tomorrow, Washingtonians will be able to meet the Swamp Monster outside of the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Constitution Ave NE near 1st St NE from 9 AM to 12 PM EST.


Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. We will protect clean water in the face of attacks from a polluter friendly Administration.

Michael Kelly