Source: The Washington Post
Republican pushback on Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to head the Interior Department is ostensibly because they think she is too “radical” to manage natural resources, federal lands and programs related to the country’s Indigenous communities.
But multiple surveys and polls show that it’s GOP lawmakers who are largely out of the mainstream on where many Americans stand on environmental issues.
First, Haaland isn’t really that anti-fossil-fuel, but she understands that its days are numbered. Second, she’s actually in the mainstream of climate-change thought in this country. Third, the GOP is attacking her since she is non-white, non-male. It’s like they can’t help themselves.