Deb Haaland, the American politician from the Democratic party created history. She became the first member of the indigenous tribe to get selected for the post of cabinet secretary. This is the first such incident to take place in the history of the United States of America.
The 60-year-old Deb Haaland will be overlooking a wide range of things under the post. She will now be responsible for the affairs of the natural resources, seas and lands of the country. The Democrat will also have to look at the affairs of the tribes of the country.
Deb Haaland Is Ready To Serve
The Democrat hailing from New Mexico got confirmed for the post this Monday. It was done so on the floor of the Senate. The total number of votes involved in her appointment was 51-40. The Democratic politician was supported by a number of members from the Republican party as well. They include Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Dan Sullivan.
Deb Haaland gave a statement following her appointment. She said that she was prepared to provide her service. The Democrat also took to the social media platform, Instagram, to express her feelings following the vote. She stated that she was grateful for the decision taken by the upper house of the country. She added the fact that she would work in collaboration with everybody else as the interior secretary. She added the hashtag, “#BeFierce,” to her post.
Deb Haaland belongs to the community of Laguna Pueblo. It is a sovereign tribal nation. The total number of tribal nations spread across the country is 574. They are present in 35 states of the country.
Haaland is the senior-most American from the Indigenous community to be a part of the government of the United States of America. The last one to hold that position was Charles Curtis, a member of the Republican party.