White House drops Interior nominee after Murkowski objects
Klein, who worked at Interior during the Obama administration, was among five women named by then-President-elect Joe Biden to serve as deputy Interior secretaries. But she was never formally nominated and now won't be, a White House spokesman said Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Murkowski said the senator did not support Klein and made that known to the White House. “Alaska’s prosperity is directly linked to decisions made by Interior,'' Murkowski said in announcing her vote for Haaland earlier this month. Beaudreau later served as acting assistant secretary and then chief of staff under former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.