Manchin To Vote Against Biden’s Budget Nominee

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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