Schumer prepares Senate vote to nominate Tracy Stone-Manning as director of the Bureau of Land Management

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., has tabled President Joe Biden’s nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning as director of the Bureau of Land Management and initiated a vote on the controversial nomination.

The news was announced in a tweet from the Senate cloakroom Twitter account, which also announced that Schumer had submitted Biden’s nomination of Rohit Chopra as director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection for a five-year term.

Since being nominated, Stone-Manning has faced extreme backlash. 75 Republican Congressmen wrote in a letter to write their “concerns about their ability and qualifications to serve as BLM directors.”

Lawmakers wrote that the main reason they oppose Stone-Manning’s nomination is because of their involvement in a 1989 tree spike plan out of Idaho.

75 GOP LAWS AGAINST BIDEN’S REVOLVED NOMINEE TRACY STONE-MANNING

Tree spiking is a dangerous and violent eco-terrorist tactic that involves sticking metal poles into trees to prevent them from being felled. The metal bars damage saws that have seriously injured people, such as a mill worker whose jaw was split in two by an exploding saw.

“In the worst case, tree tops are fatal for lumberjacks, firefighters, mill workers and land managers and in the best case cause life-changing injuries,” the legislators wrote. “Those who use these tactics know exactly what they are doing. Ms. Stone-Manning is no exception.”

In 1993, Stone-Manning was granted legal immunity for her testimony, which she typed and mailed an anonymous letter to the U.S. Forest Service on behalf of John P. Blount, her former roommate and friend.

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House of Representatives Minority Chair Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., GOP Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., And Elise Stefanik, RN.Y., Chair of the House Republican Conference, along with fellow Republican lawmakers, previously called for Biden withdraws the nomination of Stone-Manning.

Though not yet confirmed, a vote on Stone-Manning’s nomination could take place as early as this week.

Fox News reached out to Schumer’s office for additional information on Stone-Manning’s nomination, but received no immediate response.

Fox News’ Houston Keene contributed to this article.

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