Lawmakers on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted Thursday to move forward President Joe Biden’s ecoterrorist nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning.
Republicans opposed her nomination after she lied to the committee about her role in a 1989 tree-spiking case, wherein leftist environmental activists illegally jammed 8-to-10-inch metal rods into trees that can pose threats to loggers and explode when processed in a sawmill, sending deadly shrapnel through the air. While targeting workers in the lumber industry, the spikes can also injure or kill firefighters.
“She has not taken any responsibility nor expressed any kind of remorse,” Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines said, opposing the confirmation of another Montana native.
Stone-Manning told the committee at the onset of her nomination in a standard questionnaire that she had never been the target of a federal investigation. Subsequent reporting by The Federalist and others, however, revealed Stone-Manning was a primary suspect in the 1989 case