Elephants

Since CITES is over,  I would like to ask the burning question of Sec of Interior, Sally Jewell: Why did US delegation break its promise to vote for Appendix 1 (endangered) listing for all elephants?. Their form letter excuses are not enough--Jewell herself promised a vote for Appendix 1 and the U.S. Delegation then voted against it. Does it have anything to do with the fact that Head of US delegation Dan Ashe is about to become head of AZA in December?  
 
Sec of Interior: your US delegation puts you and the Obama administration to shame!!!