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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Groups Say the Senate Has a “Constitutional and Moral Duty” to Reject Pendley
This outpouring of condemnation comes as Senator Steve Daines stood by Pendley for months, calling the backlash against his leadership “overblown.” Daines’ brushed aside Montanans’ legitimate worries about Pendley despite his avid support for “selling off almost all public lands” and his claims that concerns about climate change come from “kooks” who are “preaching fear.” Only in recent weeks has Daines attempted to backtrack in an obvious political about-face with a spokesperson saying he “has not made a final decision” on Pendley’s nomination.
“It’s always been clear that William Perry Pendley threatens the Montana way of life and has no business leading the BLM,” said MDP Communications Advisor Christina Wilkes. “Yet, Steve Daines stood by him anyways – his recent half-hearted backtracking can’t erase his history of supporting Pendley who has been on a career-long crusade to sell off public lands.”
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