Trump Loyalist Challenging Liz Cheney Is An Anti-Conservation Zealot

"Harriet Hageman once opposed Donald Trump’s nomination and supported Cheney’s congressional bid. Now she's handcuffed herself to Trump and is attacking Cheney for her role on the Jan. 6 committee."

"In 2018, natural resources attorney Harriet Hageman ran for governor of Wyoming on a pledge to “reform federal land management and access” and fight burdensome federal regulations.

Public lands were a hot-button issue in midterm elections across the West that year. Hunting and conservation groups had rallied to defeat an anti-public lands bill a year earlier, introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), that would have sold off 3.3 million acres of federal land in 10 Western states, including Wyoming. And the Trump administration was advancing its assault on public land and environmental protections — what ultimately proved to be the most anti-conservation record of any administration in history.

In August 2018, the conservation group Wyoming Wildlife Federation hosted a candidate forum for the state’s gubernatorial race. When asked about her vision for federal land management, Hageman voiced her support for transferring control of public lands to states, beginning with 1 million acres in Wyoming as part of a pilot project, High Country News reported at the time."

Chris D'Angelo reports for HuffPost August 14, 2022.

Source: HuffPost, 08/15/2022