SHOT/CHASER: Gardner Claims Not to Know Whether Proponent of Selling Public Lands Supports Selling Public Lands

SHOT/CHASER: Gardner Claims Not to Know Whether Proponent of Selling Public Lands Supports Selling Public Lands

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CHASER: 

For nearly a year, Senator Cory Gardner has repeatedly refused to take a stance on President Trump’s pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management and claimed this week that selling off public lands would be a “non-starter”… but William Perry Pendley has explicitly argued for just that, writing that the “Founding Fathers intended all lands owned by the federal government to be sold.” 

Pendley’s other disqualifying views include opposing public lands and wildlife protections, his long history of xenophobia and climate science denial, referring to undocumented immigrants as a cancer, and dismissing the Black Lives Matter movement because he believes it is based on “a lie.” 

If Gardner truly believes that selling off public lands is a non-starter, why won’t he speak up and oppose Pendley?

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