‘Martyrs of the Struggle’: Green Group That Employs Interior Sec’s Daughter Lauds Hamas Terrorists
- November 7, 2023
Meghan Blonder, Free Beacon
The left-wing environmental group that employs Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s daughter is standing in solidarity with Hamas, with the group praising Hamas’s terrorists as “martyrs” who are working to advance the “global indigenous struggle.”
Pueblo Action Alliance, a green group that has employed Haaland’s daughter since at least 2020, released an Oct. 24 statement accusing the United States and Israel of “ethnic cleansing and genocide” as part of a “Western colonial agenda.” The group in its statement also blamed Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack on Israeli “apartheid” and praised Hamas “martyrs” for working to “liberate” so-called indigenous peoples.
Haaland has long faced criticism for her ties to Pueblo Action Alliance. Haaland in 2021 met with the group’s executive director, who bragged about the meeting and referred to Haaland as “Auntie Deb.”
Haaland’s daughter also represented the group on a December lobbying trip, during which she urged federal lawmakers to prohibit oil and gas production on federal land around a national park in New Mexico. Haaland months later moved to block oil and gas leasing in the area for two decades, prompting a congressional investigation led by Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee. U.S. ethics rules forbid Executive Branch employees from “using their position for the private gain of family members.”