MIL-OSI USA: Ranking Member Stansbury Calls Out Republicans for Misuse of Taxpayer Resources

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Melanie Stansbury (N.M.-01)

Republican leadership moves hearing to appease Trump, calls current Congressional candidate as witness

WASHINGTON—U.S. Representative Melanie Stansbury (NM-01) released the following statement after Republican leadership on the House Natural Resource Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee misused committee time:  

“It is shameful that committee Republicans think it is appropriate to use time on this committee for an investigation that is so blatantly anti-immigrant,” said Rep. Melanie Stansbury (NM-01). “Not only that, but the Republican leadership also thought it was appropriate for one of their witnesses to be a current candidate for a Congressional seat. These committee hearings are not campaign stops. We must do work that ensures good government, appropriate use of committee time, and leads to real results for Americans.”  

The Thursday morning hearing was moved after Republican leadership wanted to appease former President Trump. The hearing, titled “Destroying America’s Best Idea: Biden’s Border Crisis, Desecrating National Park Lands and Damaging Communities,” is one of several stunts by Republicans to push an anti-immigrant agenda.  

“This committee should be focused on fixing the climate crisis, investigating Big Oil, and strengthening partnerships with Tribal Nations,” the representative said. “Kowtowing to President Trump shows Republicans are not concerned about Americans – only what will keep them in his good graces.”  

See Representative’s Stansbury’ s comments here. 

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