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Silent protesters wear green masks and one that resembled the character in the horror film “Creature from the Black Lagoon” appeared in the Minister of the interior nominated David Bernhardt Senate hearing on Thursday.
Pictures of the spooky swamp creatures, which spread quickly online late Thursday afternoon — such as Greenpeace USA shared a GIF of a demo strater pull the mask over your head, while Bernhardt has been called into question by the members of the Committee. At least one green creature that appeared in the frame (just above Bernhardt’s shoulder) photos and videos during the hearing.
“So, why are we bringing these swamp creatures David Bernhardt confirmation hearing for the Minister of the interior this morning? Well… Bernhardt is a former oil and gas lobbyist who previously worked, polluters, get your hands on public Land,” the environmental non-profit organization, wrote in a tweet, like the hundreds of.
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Greenpeace said it was intended to tell a parody of President Trump, the popular campaign: “the swamp”, the corruption and greed in Washington, DC
The organization claims Bernhardt is a “walking conflict of interest.”
The environmental advocacy group Clean Water Action also enlisted “the swamp creatures” to sit in the hearing. Some of the masks of Bernhardt wore the face.
The protesters were removed from the listening rooms, the Capitol police after about two hours, the police spokeswoman, The Washington Post confirmed to work falling.
Bernhardt appeared before the Senate energy and natural resources Committee, which was at the time of his appointment as Minister of the interior. Bernhardt, a Washington veteran who previously worked in the interior and more recently as a lobbyist, has joined the Department of trade, Secretary for Ryan Zinke in December amid ethics allegations.
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Some Democrats argued that Bernhardt’s past lobbying work for clients in the energy, agricultural and other companies that have made it impossible, in order for the candidate to impartially decide a variety of regulatory matters, dealing with public resources in the framework of Internal control.
But Bernhardt announced his “special skills” and stressed that he is aware of the importance of the Department of the interior tasks.
A clean water action activist takes a Senate energy and Natural resources Committee nomination hearing of former energy lobbyist David Bernhardt will be the Minister of the interior, on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, defended Bernhardt during the heating, with the argument that his previous work for the industry and previous positions as a senior associate in the interior him valuable experience.
Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski, too, said, government, ethics officer Bernhardt had conflicts the plans for dealing with interest.
“He has proven his ability to the head of the Department,” said Murkowski, R-Alaska.
During the announcement of his nomination in February, Trump praised Bernhardt the work.
“David has done a fantastic job, from the day he arrived, and we look forward to his nomination is officially confirmed!” he tweeted at the time.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.