The U.S. Senate has nominated accused eco-terrorist Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management, overcoming opposition from Republicans by calling on Klocher to end the debate.
The Senate voted 50-48 in the party line. Senators Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) and John Cornin (R.-Texas) abstained.
The importance of Stone-Manning’s involvement in eco-terrorism is a matter of debate.
In a written testimony to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Stone-Manning said that as a graduate student at the University of Montana he was “not involved in tree felling”, claiming that he had just re-typed and sent a written warning to the United States. Fellow John Blunt’s Forest Service about a tree-cutting job in the Office Timber Cell, after which he worked with his lawyer to gain immunity to testify at the trial of Blunt and others.
But Michael Merkley, a USDA Forest Service agent who investigated the deforestation, disagreed.
In a letter to the same committee, he claims that Blunt’s one-time girlfriend, Lilburn, of Gunev, told Markley that Stone-Manning had helped plan the spiking of the tree, even considering whether to use metal or ceramic spikes. Markley added that “Mrs Stone-Manning came forward only after her lawyer had contracted immunity, and not before being caught.
A woman who appeared to be Lilburn did not respond to repeated requests for comment from The Epoch Times.
Markley further argued that Stone-Manning had violated a number of federal laws, including reducing his involvement during hearings before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
“By writing a threatening letter to the Forest Service, he was assisting and persuading those who committed crimes against the United States. When he hid his knowledge of the crime for three years and was deliberately obstructed during the investigation, he made himself an accomplice after the incident.” Merkel wrote in the September 30 Fox News op-ed
“Without immediately reporting the crime or disclosing what he knew about who was involved, he concealed a crime. When he planned to send a threatening letter to the Forest Service, he conspired against the United States. There was a crime.
Sen. John Barraso (R-YO.), A ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Ranking Association, strongly opposed Stone-Manning’s nomination, quoting a statement outside his speech on Stone-Manning’s eco-terrorism before the full Senate. .
“He has written essays and undergraduate theses supporting the idea of human population control,” Barraso said.
“And a year ago, she tweeted an article calling for her husband to build houses in the woods – so they could burn during the fire.”
“Tracy Stone-Manning is a dangerous choice to be in charge of public land in America, and every senator who votes to ensure her will be personally held accountable for that vote,” Barraso later added.
Democrats voiced their support for Stone-Manning, including Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.), Who said “Tracy Stone-Manning did nothing wrong” before responding directly to Barraso’s remarks.
The tester said, “Character killing is not something we should keep in this body.” “God only knows what we can get if we look at the past of everyone we serve here.”
“But I’m here to tell you, to listen to the Wyoming senator and say, ‘We’re going to hold every Democrat accountable’ – you’re right. Make me accountable for Tracy Stone-Manning.”
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times