Hawley Confronts Biden Admin Director for Lying to Congress about Involvement in Tree-Spiking

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) pressed the Biden Administration’s Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning on lying to Congress about her ties to tree spiking, a form of eco-terrorism that targets the timber industry and could kill or seriously maim blue-collar loggers.

“You just said . . . that you were involved. There were two people convicted in 1989 of putting 500 pounds of spikes in an Idaho forest. . . . You testified that you sent a letter to the Forest Service on their behalf,” said Senator Hawley.

Watch the full exchange here or above.

Senator Hawley further called out Director Stone-Manning for failing to comply with federal investigations into her involvement with tree-spiking after she falsely claimed to have never been under investigation at all.

“You lied to this committee in saying that you were never investigated. . . . In fact, you were. You lied to us blatantly—and you know it,” concluded Senator Hawley.