Haaland confirmation hanging by a thread as GOP reveals her radicalism

On Tuesday, Rep. Deb Haaland spoke in front of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in her first confirmation hearing to be U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) secretary.

However, during the committee, her extreme left-wing agenda was picked apart by even the most moderate senators in the committee, angered by the Biden administration’s assault on fossil fuels energy.

Despite claiming in her opening statement that “fossil energy does and will continue to play a major role in America for years to come. I know how important oil and gas revenues are… critical services, but we must also recognize that the energy industry is innovating and our climate challenge must be addressed.” 

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) challenged Haaland on her previous comment claiming “Republicans don’t believe in science,” asking her if she truly believed GOP senators, especially him as a doctor, rejects science. “If you’re a doctor, I would assume you believe in science.” Barrasso clapped back, “It’s a concern of us here today.” 

Also, her comments about her desire to ban “stop all gas and oil leasing on federal and public lands” if she “had her way.” 

When Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) challenged Haaland on presidential authority regarding public lands, she tried to change the subject, talking about Lee’s home state’s natural resources. “Senator, I want to say, um, I’m, I’m a little jealous that you’re from Utah and I’m from New Mexico because I know you have so much beautiful land there and a lot of history. I’ve been to Bears Ears, and the Pueblo Indians’ ancestral homeland is there, and I realize it covers a very wide space.” Lee did not take kindly to her pandering.

Even moderate Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) took offense to Biden’s singling out of Alaska in his extreme “climate change” proposals. She said, “Why is this administration out to get us?” Haaland responded, “I want you to know that if I’m confirmed, I will rely heavily on our relationship moving forward.” 

During Sen. Martin Heinrich’s (D-NM) commentary on Haaland, he defended Joe Biden’s extreme job-killing anti-energy policies, which Haaland would champion at DOI. He said. “

“We have not lost thousands of jobs in the oil and gas sector in New Mexico because there is no ban and because the industry stockpiled an enormous number of leases under the fire sale that Secretary Berhardt had at the end of the last administration. However, I want to say we do recognize that we will need to move to a fully decarbonized economy. And frankly, pretending that isn’t going to happen is not going to serve any of our workers well. I would submit that our energy workers would be best served if those of us on this committee show leadership by both investing in energy communities that have put us where we are today and in the technologies necessary to actively manage this transition.”

The meeting adjourned until Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. ET, where it is uncertain if Haaland will be successfully confirmed. Sen. Manchin, the chairman of the committee, shoed hesitate in supporting Haaland’s nomination, which garnered shade from socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, where she blasted him for his vote to confirm the former Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

Call these senators on the fence asking them to oppose Haaland’s nomination:

CHAIRMAN — Sen Joe Manchin (D-WV) 202-224-3954 — EXTREMELY important 

Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) 202-224-5941

Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) 202-224-2235

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) (202) 224-5824

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) (202)-224-6665 — EXTREMELY important 

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) is also on the committee, however, he has pledged to vote for Haaland. Feel free to call his office anyway and share your dissatisfaction: (202) 224-5521


7 thoughts on “Haaland confirmation hanging by a thread as GOP reveals her radicalism”

  1. The Corporate government has gone bankrupt. We currently have no president. The military is in charge no mater what the MSM says.

    1. Haaland was an Air Force dependent. I think she is phoney. She is a typical politician just like our governor, Michelle Luhan Grisham. The citizens of this state were not allowed to go out for a decent meal and asked not to have friends visit in their homes. Grisham had a soiree at the Governor’s Mansion with an 8 thousand dollar booze bill.

  2. She is bad news as Sec of DOI. She is lying to the committee. She has stated in public she is against fracking on public land. No Senator should be naive enough to not believe her past words. She will stall, ban and confuse oil drilling on public land.

  3. It seems the current administration has no forward thought or reasoning.They are ONLY doing what they can to undo anything Trump did and not concerned about an appointee’s past or stance on anything–“just wipe out any progress Trump had done because he is bad!” And Haaland is a prime example of someone who SHOULD NOT be in Government!

  4. I agree with every previous comment and find it absolutely disgraceful the vindictiveness and hatred the dems have for a man who is not a player with their political back scratching. A man who is a leader, has shown his ability to turn the economy around and believes in enforcing the law, not circumventing them. I too question NM’s votes and voting results especially when the SOS is adamentally against it.

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