On Tuesday, it was first reported by Reuters that Democrat U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01) is former Vice President Joe Biden’s “top choice” to lead the Department of Homeland Security in his fictitious cabinet.
The promotion, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate, would give her reign to oversee 70,000 DOI employees across the country and over 20% of federal land.
Haaland has signed onto the socialist “Green New Deal” proposed by New York Socialist U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which would entirely wipe out U.S. oil production to a “net zero” by 2050 and completely ban fracking. If Haaland were to lead the Department, she would oversee one fifth U.S. oil production, which comes from federal leases.
“Two of the sources said that Biden’s team is close to finalizing the decision on Haaland, but are weighing concerns about the loss of a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where Democrats are hanging on to a slim majority,” reported Reuters.
During a televised candidate debate in October, Haaland repeatedly lied about her radical record. Haaland has no relevant experience qualifying her for the Department of the Interior, and the choice is apparently a ploy by Biden to once again claim to “make history.”