The U.S. Senate approved the nomination of accused eco-terrorist Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management, overcoming Republican opposition by invoking cloture to end debate.
Sen. John Barasso of Wyoming, the ranking Republican member of the committee, spoke afterward at length against her nomination:
“I come to the floor today to oppose the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to be the director of the Bureau of Land Management. This morning the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted on her nomination. Every Republican on the committee voted no. Before our business meeting was over, Senator Schumer came to the floor and praised this nominee to the skies.
President Biden and the Democrats have wrapped their arms around this nomination and they won’t let go.
So the question is – who is this nominee that the Democrats are embracing and every Republican voted against?
Tracy Stone-Manning, as a graduate student, collaborated with eco-terrorists. These are people who hammered hundreds of metal spikes – 500 pounds of metal spikes – into trees in our national forest in Idaho. Tree spiking involves hammering these rods into a tree.
Why did they do that? Well, they want to stop progress in terms of logging. They want to stop progress in terms of firefighting. Because if a logger or firefighter were to hit this rod with a chainsaw, the chainsaw would shatter. Devastating injuries have occurred as a result. If the saw is used in sawmills and were to hit one of these as they’re planing through the tree to produce boards, the entire blade shatters. It’s been described to me by someone who has worked in one of these mills – it’s like a hand grenade going off – damaging people all around the vicinity. The results can be fatal, and there are examples around the country where this has actually happened.