Biden's Bureau of Land Management pick approved by Senate committee
“None of her actions show any sort of remorse,” Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican from Stone-Manning’s home state of Montana, said in a floor speech this week. “They didn’t then, and they still don’t now.” He was among the 10 Republicans on the panel who voted against her nomination.
“Mr. Chairman, she straight-up lied to this committee,” said Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the top Republican on the committee, at one point holding up a gray metal spike. “It is hard to imagine a nominee more disqualified than Tracy Stone-Manning.”
The hearing turned heated, veering into debate over unrelated topics such as the Jan. 6 insurrection and Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, as Democrats accused Republicans of character assassination against Stone-Manning.
“I think back home we’d call this a skunk fight,” Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) said.
If confirmed, Stone-Manning will play a crucial role in realizing the president’s promise to curb climate-warming emissions and set aside nearly a third of the nation’s land for conservation. She would be tasked with fulfilling one of Biden’s most demanding campaign pledges — winding …
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