Will Mark Kelly and Catherine Cortez Masto Vote to Protect their Public Lands From an Eco-Terrorist or Fold to D.C. Pressure?
Washington, D.C – Tracy Stone-Manning – the Biden Administration’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management – is a known eco-terrorist. Some inside of the administration admit Stone-Manning’s nomination was a “massive vetting failure,” but not everybody agrees. In the eyes of Jen Psaki, Stone-Manning’s history of lying to federal investigators as well as to a Senate Committee about her involvement in an eco-terrorism plot is exactly what qualifies her to oversee all federally-owned land.
Reporter: As you know, Senate Republicans have been calling on the President to withdraw his nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning, over connections to this tree spiking incident in 1989. That escalated last week with this former Forest Service investigator coming forward with an account that contradicts what she’s told senators, as well as a man who was convicted in that case. Have those revelations changed the President’s view on that nominee at all?
Jen Psaki: It has not. He stands by his nominee and looks forward to her getting confirmed.
On the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin isn’t convinced Tracy Stone-Manning is the best choice:
With a Committee vote on the schedule for this Thursday, Mark Kelly and Catherine Cortez Masto have an opportunity to stop eco-terrorist Tracy Stone-Manning from overseeing federal lands. Will these vulnerable Democrats do what is best for Arizona and Nevada, or will they fold to pressure from D.C. Democrats?