That elections have consequences is certainly more than a slogan. It could not be more true when it comes to this pick for this agency. Democrats have confirmed a bona fide Eco-Terrorist to run the Bureau of Land Management that supervises much of our public lands and those that use them. This will have grave consequences for the western part of the United States and Arizona in particular.
As a younger woman, she wrote letters in favor of those accused of tree spiking and was prominent in environmental organizations in Montana.
The vote below tells you the consequences of electing two Democrats from Arizona. While both like to pretend the tack to the center, this vote seems like a clear slap in the face to rural Arizona and to common sense. Notice that both Sinema and Kelly voted for this nominee. Another “moderate” Joe Manchin did as well. The final vote was 50-45.
As much as we admire the spunk Senator Sinema is currently displaying, as well as Senator Manchin on budget matters, it just goes to show that when the ideological chips are down, Democrats will vote for Democrat nominees. We are also gravely concerned they will not hold on budget matters and will accept a huge increase in spending, maybe not as huge as currently proposed.
Conservatives need to concentrate their political efforts on voting out Mark Kelly in the next election cycle.
As Senator Barraso from Wyoming put it, “Senate Democrats just voted to confirm Tracy Stone-Manning to lead @BLMNational. She colluded with eco-terrorists. She stone-walled a criminal investigation for years. She lied to the Senate. And she still holds radically dangerous views.”
“The BLM director in Alaska is our landlord, and I don’t want an ecoterrorist as my state’s landlord,” Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan said.
The nomination had been stalled in committee with a 10-10 split but Democrats had the power to bring it to the floor and with their majority, pushed the nomination through.