WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar reportedly threatened to punch a reporter with the Colorado Springs Gazette after he asked him about the Bureau of Land Management’s wild horses program at an Election Day get out the vote event.

Gazette reporter Dave Philipps conducted a two minute interview with Salazar at the event at an Obama office in Fountain on Election Day.

The interview — recorded by Philipps and and witnessed by Ginger Kathrens, head of the Cloud Foundation, a Colorado-based wild horse advocacy organization — was “perfectly pleasant” until the end, Kathrens said.

“He asked him about his what his major accomplishments were and then asked him about his travels, what he was doing and then he asked him about the 1,700 wild horses in BLM holding facilities,” Kathrens said. “Salazar said he didn’t know very much about it, but that it was his understanding there was an investigation being done.”