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Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:27 PM

Minnesota tribes blast Rep. Pete Stauber for opposing Interior nomination

Leaders of Minnesota's biggest American Indian tribes are criticizing U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber for his efforts to build opposition to President Joe Biden's pick for Interior Secretary, who is herself a tribal member.

Most egregiously, state tribal leaders said, Stauber a Republican whose northeastern Minnesota district is home to several of the state's largest bands did not even give them a heads up that he would be trying to sink the nomination of Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico to lead the Department of the Interior.

Several groups of tribal leaders sent blistering letters to Stauber last week, after learning that he had been reaching out to House colleagues seeking co-signers for a letter to the new Biden Administration asking that Haaland's name be withdrawn from consideration.

Stauber cited Haaland's support for the Green New Deal, a broad environmental initiative put forward by progressive Democrats as a means of fighting climate change.

Calling Haaland a "direct threat to working men and women and a rejection of responsible development of America's natural resources," Stauber said her support for the Green New Deal makes her unfit to lead the Department of Interior.

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https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-tribes-blast-rep-pete-stauber-for-opposing-interior-nomination/600013377/

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Reply Minnesota tribes blast Rep. Pete Stauber for opposing Interior nomination (Original post)
question everything Jan 2021 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Jan 2021 #1
marble falls Jan 2021 #2
DBoon Jan 2021 #4
marble falls Jan 2021 #5
catbyte Jan 2021 #3

Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:37 PM

1. Scribe should have put the Party reference in the 1st sentence.

" tribes are criticizing U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber, Republican for his efforts".

Should this convention being adopted - and used for party affiliations - it would start helping some folks to think, "hmmmm, seems to be a lot of stories about Republicans committing crimes". Sort of a critical social PSA.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:39 PM

2. I bet he depends on the tribes for votes.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 11:12 PM

4. That or he is trying to prevent tribe members from voting

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Response to DBoon (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 08:38 AM

5. Shocked. Shocked, I tells ya.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:52 PM

3. WTF? The House doesn't have anything to do with Cabinet nominations. He's just being an asshole.

They've gotta have a casino or two in his district. What a goddamned fool.

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