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Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on bias

Added 02-26-21 01:22:01am EST - “When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her confirmation hearing, many in Indian Country were incensed.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Native American nominee’s grilling raises questions on bias”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her confirmation hearing, many in Indian Country were incensed.

The exchange, coupled with descriptions of the Interior secretary nominee as “radical” - by other white, male Republicans - left some feeling Haaland is being treated differently because she is a Native American woman.

“If it was any other person, they would not be subjected to being held accountable for their ethnicity,” said Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah in Massachusetts.

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At Wednesday’s hearing, Barrasso wanted assurance that Haaland would follow the law when it comes to imperiled species. Before the congresswoman finished her response, Barrasso shouted, “I’m talking about the law!”

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