The Hill reports:
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) will oppose Neera Tanden’s nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), underscoring the dwindling number of potential GOP supporters for her confirmation.
“Senator Romney has been critical of extreme rhetoric from prior nominees, and this is consistent with that position. He believes it’s hard to return to comity and respect with a nominee who has issued a thousand mean tweets,” Romney’s office said in a statement, confirming his opposition.
Tanden’s nomination appears to be in limbo, even as two committees are expected to hold a vote this week to send her nomination to the full Senate.
Read the full article. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin have also said they will vote against Tanden.
So now Romney is going to oppose Neera Tanden because of her “mean tweets.” I’ll say it again: After 4 years of Trump, ANY Republican opposing her nomination because of “mean tweets” is a hypocritical coward. https://t.co/9nBlguViSB
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 22, 2021