The Independent reports:
Senator Joe Manchin has announced he opposes the nomination of Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Office of Management & Budget, Neera Tanden.
The West Virginia Democrat said in a statement: “Her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management & Budget. For this reason, I cannot support her nomination.”
With the Senate split 50:50, his opposition could sink Ms Tanden’s nomination. Mr Manchin says he carefully reviewed Ms Tanden’s public statement and tweets “that were so personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle.”
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Jeff Sessions racist comments kept him from becoming a federal judge. Joe Manchin confirmed him to be Attorney General.
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) February 19, 2021
New: Manchin is opposing Neera Tanden’s nomination for OMB: “I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.”
— Marianne LeVine (@marianne_levine) February 19, 2021
It’s entirely ridiculous that Manchin would oppose Neera Tanden’s nomination for this stated reason when he had no problem with the outright venomous partisanship of nominees like Jeff Sessions and Ric Grenell.
This is holding a woman of color to a much higher standard. Period. https://t.co/oQNnNN3ipv
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) February 19, 2021