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theguardian - 6 days ago

Deb Haaland faces hostile Republican questioning in confirmation hearing

Biden’s pick for interior secretary criticized for tweeting ‘Republicans don’t believe in science’ in October 2020Deb Haaland, seeking to make history as the first Native American to hold a cabinet secretary position in the US, has weathered a torrent of hostile questioning from Republicans during her confirmation hearing as secretary of the interior.In a striking opening statement, Haaland, a member of Congress for New Mexico, said “the historic nature of my confirmation is not lost on me, but I will say that it is not about me”, adding that she hoped her elevation would “be an inspiration for Americans, moving forward together as one nation and creating opportunities for all of us”. Continue reading...


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