Boebert's Bill To Remove Gray Wolves From Endangered Species List Passes

The war on gray wolves continues in Congress as it has for at least the last twenty years. Usually, politicians from rural districts where ranching co-exists alongside introduced gray wolves will cynically use this issue to get some attention and pander for votes, and that’s what Boebert is doing here as she struggles to remain in the House of Representatives.

Source: Colorado Public Radio

A bill from GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert to delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act squeaked through the U.S. House Tuesday, 209-205.

Boebert’s bill, titled the Trust the Science Act, would force the Department of Interior to remove protections for the gray wolf in the lower 48 states and prohibit judicial review of the decision.

While the bill garnered some Democratic support, only one of those crossover votes came from Colorado. Rep. Yadira Caraveo joined Republicans Boebert and Doug Lamborn in voting for the bill.

The rest of Colorado’s Democratic members — Reps. Jason Crow, Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse and Brittany Pettersen — voted against it, as did four Republicans from other states.

Boebert’s ridiculously named Trust the Science Act has nothing to do with science and met with a sharp rebuke by the White House.

The White House has come out against Boebert’s bill stating, “the transparent and science-based process prescribed by the ESA, with public input, is the best path for adding or removing species” and that Boebert’s bill would “undermine America’s proud wildlife conservation traditions and the implementation of one of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws.”

Democratic Rep. Jared Huffman, who led the opposition to the bill, said it’s misnamed because legislatively delisting the gray wolf “is not something that is done based on science. It is something this bill would do by political fiat.”

Exactly. A political stunt designed to appeal to rural voters but has no justification or basis in science or anything else. And a Democratically-controlled Senate will ignore it, as they should.

This dimwit was pretty pleased with herself yesterday though.

While environmental groups registered their disgust.

As did Rep. Donald Beyer (D-VA), with an added colorful metaphor.

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