U.S. House GOP ramps up investigation into Haaland for misusing position

Republican U.S. House Natural Resources Committee leaders have escalated an ongoing investigation into Joe Biden’s Interior Secretary Deb Haaland regarding her connections to the left-wing environmental activist group Pueblo Action Alliance (PAA).

A letter sent to Secretary Haaland and the top Interior Department ethics official, Heather Gottry, and spearheaded by Natural Resources Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., raises concerns about a potential “lack of impartiality and misuse of her position” in support of PAA and certain family members. Haaland’s daughter has been involved with PAA, while her husband has been engaged in consulting work related to Interior Department actions.

The GOP letter asserts that there is evidence suggesting Secretary Haaland may not have acted impartially and may not have avoided creating an appearance of partiality in her official duties. It further alleges that Haaland may have misused her position to benefit the non-profit organization Pueblo Action Alliance and even used her position, title, and authority to endorse the organization’s work.

The letter highlights that prior to her role as Secretary of the Interior, Haaland was associated with the origins of PAA. Additionally, evidence suggests that she has maintained a close relationship with PAA since assuming her position.

The investigation was initiated by Chairman Westerman in June, shortly after Secretary Haaland implemented a ban on fossil fuel leasing within 10 miles of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico. This move garnered opposition from local Native Americans and residents but received support from other tribes and environmental groups.

The Pueblo Action Alliance had previously advocated against new leasing near Chaco Canyon, with Haaland’s daughter, Somah, playing a role in lobbying on behalf of the group during a trip to Washington, D.C.

The letter also points to Haaland’s meetings with PAA Executive Director Julia Bernal, during which they discussed the group’s opposition to oil and gas leasing. Moreover, it highlights Haaland’s husband’s consulting work for the Laguna Development Corp, an entity affiliated with the Laguna Pueblo, which has advocated for a buffer zone around Chaco Canyon.

The investigation raises concerns about Secretary Haaland’s impartiality in matters involving PAA and the potential misuse of her position for the benefit of the organization. It also questions whether non-public information may have been inadvertently conveyed to PAA due to the group’s extensive access to Secretary Haaland.

The letter further notes PAA’s associations with groups like the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party and the Venceremos Brigade. The Republicans are seeking communications and documentation related to the investigation and have requested documents that the Department of the Interior has yet to provide.

“The Committee feels there is evidence that Secretary Haaland may not have acted impartially and did not avoid the appearance of a loss of impartiality in the performance of her duties. More alarmingly, there is evidence that Secretary Haaland misused her position for the potential benefit of a nonprofit, the Pueblo Action Alliance (PAA), and used her position—or at the very least permitted the use of her position, title, and authority—to endorse PAA and PAA’s work,” the letter read.

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, co-signed the letter with Chairman Westerman. As of now, there has been no immediate response from the Department of the Interior or PAA regarding the investigation.

“We support this investigation because these are serious allegations against Secretary Haaland, and we deserve to know the truth,” said Larry Behrens, Communications Director for the pro-energy group Power The Future. “There is no question there are close ties between Secretary Haaland and radical eco-left groups, but that doesn’t mean she gets to use her position to force their agenda on the rest of us. The Interior Department has proudly declared they are offering the fewest oil and gas leases in history, and that raises questions if they are serving Americans or doing the bidding of their closely-tied special interest groups.”


10 thoughts on “U.S. House GOP ramps up investigation into Haaland for misusing position”

    1. She is corrupt as the rest of the far left radicals-socialist/communist in the round house.
      And that includes most of the Democrats. And let us not forget MLG for all her corruption and her ex orders that are unconstitutional. She needs (MLG) to be impeached as well.

  1. Just another example of giving someone a position based on their race,color,affiliation and not based on their capabilities!! Haaland has been shit stirrer and backstabbed the tribal people since her birth!

    1. Haaland (Håland) is a farm name in Norway. Her father is a war hero from Minnesota with some Norwegian ancestry. Dab Haaland is only half Native-American although she is a member of the Pueblo tribe.

  2. I looked up Pueblo for Action address and the Bernalillo county assessors office, which shows the property at that address belonging to
    Owner Mailing Address 9327 BEAR LAKE WAY NW
    State NM
    Zip Code 87120 7400
    When I look for that information at the assessors office it does not show any information. This often happens when public figures own property, including police officers. I did try Google earth and they haven’t photographed that street.

  3. The Democrats are the majority in the House and Senate, they would never vote to impeach MLG. The Democrats stick together like slime, just look at our efforts on the six laws that the Republican tried to repeal before they became law on June 16. HB4- expands automatic voter registration; gives access to voter rolls to third parties HB7-allows minors to undergo medical treatment, including abortion or gender-affirming no parental consent. HB 207- strips faith-based organizations of the ability to refuse services or employment to someone who does not hold same beliefs. SB 397- establishes medical clinics in schools. School children can receive primary, preventive and mental health care- no parental consent. You Will really love this one:SB 180 will change election laws so the public will be unable to see information and data regarding an election. SB 167- makes electronic forms of pro-life speech, such as emails illegal. Protect provider of abortion…. For more clarification of each bill that is now law, contact your representatives or betternewmexico.org. We hope that these six laws are put before the voters in 2024. This is where we need to unite before it becomes One World Government. Hopefully those inquiries on Haaland will come to fruition. She’s bad news.


    New Mexicdo Democrat politician — their empty-headed Indian poster girl stooge crusader for renaming everything in the country that is Orwellian newSpeak racist. Half-Norwegian “Native American.” How about just Norwegian?

  5. And while we’re at it, let’s also put Maggot Screwloose Oliver on the spot, for all of her ties to radical “activist” organizations. She’s as influenced as Haaland and maybe more so.

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