Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is pressuring President Biden to withdraw his nomination to head the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning, over alleged involvement in an eco-terrorist plot.
“We now know that President Biden’s nominee to run the Bureau of Land Management lied to the Senate about her alleged participation in eco-terrorism,” McConnell said in a statement. “The White House should immediately withdraw her nomination.”
The Kentucky Republican’s calls to revoke her nomination come in the wake of reports Stone-Manning, who previously served as Montana’s top environmental regulator, allegedly had ties to a “tree-spiking” operation intended to derail logging efforts in the 1980s.
The news was first reported by Fox News.
McConnell’s remarks echo those of Republicans on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, who recently sent a letter to Biden calling on him to rethink his nomination, accusing Stone-Manning of making “false and misleading statements in a sworn statement” to the panel.
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