‘She became an easy target’: GOP opposition to Haaland rankles Native Americans

Politico (USA) | Feb 22, 2021 at 7:04 PM
  • Republican senators opposed to Rep. Deb Haaland’s nomination to be President Joe Biden’s leader of the Interior Department are centering their resistance on what they call the New Mexico Democrat’s “extreme views” on fossil fuels and use of federal lands.
  • And she may also face tough questioning from the Democratic chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Joe Manchin.
  • Democratic Montana Rep. Tyson Running Wolf, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, called the Republican opposition a “political ploy” familiar to Native Americans who have entered politics, where there exists a “preconceived notion from others that you’re 25-30 percent dumber”.