Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is now demanding that President Joe Biden withdraw his nominee to head the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning, after revelations that she had previous involvement with a notorious eco-terrorist ring.
As Fox News reports:
Every Republican on the Senate Energy Committee already signed a letter Wednesday urging Biden to pull Stone-Manning’s nomination, but now Fox News has exclusively learned that the highest-ranking Senate Republican has thrown his support behind the effort to stop Stone-Manning’s confirmation process.
“We now know that President Biden’s nominee to run the Bureau of Land Management lied to the Senate about her alleged participation in eco-terrorism,” McConnell said in a statement to Fox News. “The White House should immediately withdraw her nomination.”
The controversy surrounds Stone-Manning’s ties to a “tree-spiking” operation meant to sabotage logging efforts in the 1980s. During her Senate confirmation process, Stone-Manning told senators in a questionnaire that she had never been the target of a law enforcement investigation.
New information from a retired United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service investigator and Army veteran Michael Merkley cast doubt on Stone-Manning’s repeated attempts to distance herself from the tree-spiking incident in Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest, which happened when she was a graduate student involved with the environmental group Earth First!
Biden's BLM pick hit with new allegations from former investigator in tree-spiking case
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 15, 2021
Perhaps it’s not that much of a surprise that a radical left-wing President like Biden would choose a nominee that has direct ties to actual terrorists.