Mitch McConnell Joins Other Republicans Calling on Biden to Withdraw Bureau of Land Management Nominee Tracy Stone-Manning
“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”
Tracy Stone-Manning, Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Land Management, was involved with eco-terrorists in the 1990s and agreed with a policy limiting the number of children for American families.
She is an awful choice to lead such an agency, and Mitch McConnell has finally joined other Republicans in saying it.
Rachel Frazin reports at The Hill:
McConnell calls for withdrawal of Biden public lands nominee
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is joining a chorus of Republicans calling on the White House to withdraw President Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management over a decades-old tree spiking incident.
Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination has drawn GOP scrutiny because of a letter she sent in 1989 threatening tree spiking. She has denied further involvement.
“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 The Hill, apparently referring to a Senate questionnaire in which she said she did not believe she was ever the target of a law enforcement investigation.
“The White House should immediately withdraw her nomination,” he added.
In the weeks since Stone-Manning was put forth as a nominee, more information about her past has come out.
Andrew Kerr reports at the Daily Caller:
Lead Investigator Comes Forward, Says Biden’s BLM Nominee Was ‘Extremely Anti-Government’ And Actively Involved In 1989 Eco-Terrorism Incident
A retired criminal investigator for the Forest Service who served as the lead investigator into a 1989 tree spiking case in Idaho revealed Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management was actively involved in the planning of the eco-terrorism incident.
The investigator, Michael Merkley, said in a letter obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation that Stone-Manning was “extremely difficult to work with; in fact, she was the nastiest of the suspects” during the initial stages of his investigation in 1989.
“She was vulgar, antagonistic and extremely anti-government,” Merkley said.
Merkley said that Stone-Manning refused to answer any questions when she was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in 1989. Her refusal to cooperate with his investigation set the case back by many years, according to Merkely.
“Eventually, after further investigation, I discovered that she had known all along who had perpetrated the crimes,” he said.
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) was one of the first to raise concerns about Stone-Manning. His instincts were correct:
I am grateful to the lead investigator for providing the committee with all of the facts of the case. Not only did Tracy Stone-Manning collaborate with eco-terrorists, she also helped plan the tree spiking in Clearwater National Forest. https://t.co/CDSmc7qQ5l
— Sen. John Barrasso (@SenJohnBarrasso) July 15, 2021
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