What was U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich thinking when he supported David Bernhardt’s confirmation as Interior secretary?
I’ve been trying to figure out how a fellow hunter and conservationist could sell out America’s wildlife and public lands so completely, knowing what he knows about Bernhardt.
How could Heinrich overlook Bernhardt’s systematic plundering of America’s shared inheritance by the oil and gas industry? Or his efforts to block release of a scientific report that showed two deadly pesticides threaten the existence of nearly 1,400 protected species, as well as the public’s health?
Was Heinrich thinking about his children’s future when he cast his vote in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to advance Bernhardt’s nomination? Did anyone’s kids cross his mind when he voted for Bernhardt’s confirmation days later on the Senate floor?