Deseret NewsJuly 19, 2021

A Utah senator is among Republicans calling for the Biden administration to withdraw its nominee to head the Bureau of Land Management because of her involvement with tree spiking more than three decades ago.

“It must happen,” Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, told Fox News over the weekend. “It should have been enough that she engaged in reprehensible behavior conspiring with criminals to make vile threats. She also lied to the Senate about her involvement in that.”

Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney also opposes the confirmation of Tracy Stone-Manning.

“Sen. Romney is extremely troubled by Ms. Stone-Manning’s past involvement in eco-terrorism and believes that her dishonesty about participation in these activities during testimony before the Senate disqualifies her from serving as the director of the Bureau of Land Management,” Romney spokeswoman Arielle Mueller said Monday.