U.S. Senate committee to consider nomination of anti-energy extremist Deb Haaland to DOI Tuesday

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will consider the nomination of far-left extremist New Mexico U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-Dist. 1) to be secretary of the Department of the Interior. 

Haaland’s nomination has already gotten backlash from western senators, including Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), the ranking member of the committee. Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) has vowed to block Haaland’s nomination over her “radical” views, while Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) has seemed hesitant on Haaland’s nomination. Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) has given indications of indifference in recent interviews, where he “didn’t suggest he had a problem with Haaland but didn’t indicate he would defend her against Republican opposition, either.” 

Haaland is a ravenous “Green New Deal” backer and loathes the men and women in the oil and gas industry to her very core–an industry that Chairman Joe Manchin’s state is heavily impacted by. If all Republicans and moderate Sen. Joe Manchin all oppose Haaland’s nomination, it means her nomination would not move forward. 

BACKGROUND:  

Haaland has no qualifications to speak of. Not a single piece of legislation she has sponsored in her short two-year tenure in the House has become law, and she has a record of straight-up lying to the American people. Not to mention the fact that despite her multiple attempts at passing the bar to become a lawyer, she has failed. 

During a candidate debate in October, Haaland misled on multiple issues. She claimed she worked in “a bipartisan way” while in Congress, despite voting with socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 95% of the time, she called a leftist Black Lives Matter/Antifa mob committing arson and vandalism in Lafayette Square near the White House “peaceful,” she claimed she did not support Antifa, despite calling them “peaceful protestors,” saying she has never “missed a vote,” despite missing several, and falsely claiming President Trump called COVID-19 a “Democrat hoax,” which liberal fact-checkers have even admitted is incorrect. 

While running for Congress in 2018, she said, “Let’s be honest, there is a reason there has never been a Native American woman elected to Congress or to a Governorship in over 240 years. Our electoral system was not designed to elect women like me.” That should say it all about the level of pandering she is willing to go to be elected. 

Also, during COVID-19, Haaland exploited the pandemic to raise campaign cash for her feeble re-election bid while New Mexicans were hurting.

But being of a minority group does not and should not be a test for any candidate up for any office of public trust—qualifications should, and Haaland doesn’t hold a single redeeming qualification other than being a partisan Democrat loyalist, who will say just about anything to hold onto power. Qualifications make someone qualified for a position, and Haaland has none.

Fifty of the farthest left Democrats in the House have sent a letter to Joe Biden begging him to pick her to run the Department of Interior along with a group of fringe organizations also lobbying him to tap Haaland for the post. Haaland’s backers say an awful lot about her extremism now and when she could arrive at the Department of the Interior. 34.72% of New Mexico is federally controlled land, meaning Deb would control over 1/3 of our state’s natural resources—meaning sudden death to our state.

ACTION ALERT:

Please call these members of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee who are on the fence and tell them to REJECT the nomination of unqualified and dangerous anti-energy extremist Deb Haaland to head the Department of the Interior. 

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

See the full committee member list here

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