Liberal Hollywood ladies are petitioning the incoming Biden Administration to appoint a specific congresswoman to the president’s cabinet and it won’t surprise you to find out that it is due to identity politics. And Mother Earth.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM), first elected in 2018, is the woke choice for Secretary of the Department of the Interior according to an open letter sent to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Organized by Marisa Tomei and her group We Stand United, the letter was signed by a host of liberal women’s and native groups, along with the usual Hollywood suspects like Cher, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Jane Fonda, Chelsea Handler, Alyssa Milano, Julianne Moore, Mandy Moore, Piper Perabo, Zoe Saldana, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and Kerry Washington.
The letter itself is pretty ridiculous, it begins by congratulating the Biden-Harris ticket on their “historic victory” with the women “relieved that you will be leading us into a bright future.”
After endorsing Haaland, they get all new age-y:
We are alive at a time when each of our actions will determine the fate of the natural world, which we call Mother Earth. We call her Mother because without her life would not exist. The life support system that she provides, which is also called the climate, is now under terrible strain. Fortunately despite all of the struggles we have endured, Native people hold a sacred connection to the natural world at the moment when the human species need it most. The Department of Interior will play a critical role in your Administration to both address the climate crisis and to honor the Indigenous people of this country.
Hilariously, after all this claptrap about “Mother Earth” and “a sacred connection to the natural world,” they later call for a “return to the practice of science-based decision-making.”
The science-first crowd goes on to get history wrong:
We believe it is critical at this time for the first Native American to serve in the President’s Cabinet, so we can begin to shift the focus back to caring for future generations and returning to a value system that honors Mother Earth.
It is not true that Rep. Haaland would be “the first Native American to serve in the President’s Cabinet.” Republican Vice President Charles Curtis was a member of the Kaw Nation and sat in President Herbert Hoover’s cabinet, as all vice presidents do. It would be accurate to instead say that Rep. Haaland would be the first Native American cabinet secretary. But what do facts or details matter when we must honor Mother Earth?
Aside from identity politics, liberals want her in the cabinet because she’s a reliable radical voice. Last year, the congresswoman said Trump “sides with the white supremacists” and described ANTIFA as “peaceful protesters working to safeguard their city from domestic terrorism.”
Haaland was named in a defamation lawsuit filed in 2019 for her comments on the students of Covington Catholic High School. When the initial reports about the Covington Kids went viral, Haaland jumped to conclusions, tweeting from her Congressional account of one video, “This Veteran put his life on the line for our country. The students’ display of blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance is a signal of how common decency has decayed under this administration. Heartbreaking.”
Last week, it was reported that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) had turned down the position of Secretary of the Interior. Outgoing Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) is also reportedly in the running.