The confirmation vote Thursday of ecoterrorist turned Biden administration nominee Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management resulted in a partisan split 10-10 vote but still advances to the full Senate for a final vote.

Colorado U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper sits on the Natural Resources Committee that voted out her confirmation, and regrettably supported the former tree-spiking enthusiast to manage our public lands.

Colorado Republican Party Chair Kristi Burton Brown criticized Hickenlooper and fellow Democrat U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s support of the radical as shameful.

“I believe that Colorado ranchers, loggers, farmers, and outdoors enthusiasts all deserve a leader at the BLM who isn’t an extremist, and who hasn’t collaborated with eco-terrorists to injure and maim their coworkers,” Brown said.

“Sadly, it appears that neither Hickenlooper nor Bennet agree with that statement. The partisan decision by both Bennet and Hickenlooper to stand with Chuck Schumer and an ecoterrorist instead of Colorado is pathetic,” Brown said.

The vote comes as Interior Secretary Deb Haaland began a three-day visit in Colorado to discuss whether the BLM office will remain in Grand Junction, or if she will reward the loyalty of the Democrat senators by moving the agency back inside the Beltway.

Haaland met Thursday to talk drought climate change with Gov. Polis and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, which means the Denver Republican missed the vote on a bill authored by fellow Coloradan U.S. Rep. Jason Crow.

Crow’s ALLIES Act would expand the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program by 8,000 visas for those who served alongside U.S. military personnel, before President Biden pulled us out.

DeGette blew off his bill completely to fly from Washington, D.C. to Colorado to meet with someone from (checks notes) Washington, D.C.