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Politics Why Neera Tanden, Biden's new pick for a top economic role, has been called a terrible leader and 'impossible to trust' by some of her former colleagues

18:40  30 november  2020
18:40  30 november  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Neera Tanden sitting at a table in front of a laptop: CAP President Neera Tanden moderates the © Paul Morigi/Getty Images CAP President Neera Tanden moderates the "Why Women's Economic Security Matters For All" panel discussion at The Center For American Progress on September 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Paul Morigi/Getty Images
  • President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Neera Tanden to be the head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Tanden, CEO of Center for American Progress (CAP), has been criticized in the past for her leadership style.
  • A former colleague who worked for Tanden said on Twitter Monday she was a "very bad organizational leader." He accused her of lacking "leadership and moral courage."
  • In 2018, colleagues of Tanden said she was "impossible to trust" after she named a victim of sexual harassment in a company meeting, BuzzFeed reported at the time.
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President-elect Joe Biden's transition team announced Monday it had nominated Neera Tanden to be head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Biden administration.

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The Biden campaign has not yet announced the picks , but these are some of the individuals he' s expected to select to high-profile positions on his economic team, according to people familiar with the transition process who were granted anonymity to speak freely about the president-elect’ s deliberations

Biden is expected to nominate Neera Tanden , the chief executive of the left-leaning Center for American Progress, as director of the influential Office of Management and Budget, according to people familiar with the matter. Tanden , whose parents immigrated from India

This would make Tanden, the president and CEO of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), the first woman of color to oversee the OMB.

In recent years, some employees at CAP have heavily criticized Tanden for her leadership style.

Ali Gharib, a journalist at The Intercept, was a writer for a CAP Action Fund project called ThinkProgress when Tanden was his boss, he wrote on Twitter Monday. He accused Tanden of being a "very bad organizational leader" who censored his work.

He said he did not think Tanden was "evil," but that she lacked "leadership and moral courage."

This isn't the first time Tanden's colleagues have raised concerns about her.

In April 2018, BuzzFeed News published a bombshell investigation unveiling the CAP's apparent failure to address allegations of sexual harassment in the organization. A memo by the CAP's employee union said while CAP "eventually took appropriate course of action," management "failed to adequately address the situation."

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In a meeting with CAP staff two days after these revelations, BuzzFeed reported that Tanden named the anonymous victim at the center of the sexual harassment allegations. The woman, identified as Mary by BuzzFeed, reported several unwanted sexual text messages from a male colleague to CAP, but the organization never contacted her back.

After a BuzzFeed reporter tweeted the story, Tanden emailed Mary to apologize, the publication later reported.

One CAP employee who was in the meeting told BuzzFeed News: "There is literally one thing you cannot do in this meeting and that is out the victim and Neera did it multiple times ... It also destroys whatever small level of confidence in the system remained."

They added: "As a manager I don't know how I can tell staff to trust the system when the head of the organization just outed the victim in front of the entire organization. It is impossible to trust her."

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Another CAP employee who was present in the meeting told BuzzFeed: "Neera lost the organization today. There was so much angst in that room. She outed the victim, and the subtext of every question was a lack of confidence in her leadership and ability to create trust within the organization."

In a statement to BuzzFeed at the time, a CAP spokesperson said that Tanden "unintentionally said the complainant's first name in the meeting today, and immediately and profusely apologized for it."

"She feels awful that it happened and that the victim's negative experience was compounded; she also expressed that the victim's actions in coming forward were courageous. Neera's horror was very evident in the meeting," the spokesperson said.

In 2008, when she was a top aide on Hilary Clinton's first presidential campaign, Tanden reportedly punched the chief editor of ThinkProgress in the chest after he asked a question to Clinton about the Iraq war, per the New York Times.

"I didn't slug him, I pushed him," Tanden said in an interview following the incident, per the Times.

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Meanwhile, Republicans have also been voicing their doubts about Tanden's nomination and said she would struggle to win over the Senate.

Josh Holmes, an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, tweeted suggesting that Biden didn't expect her to be confirmed — she was merely a "sacrifice to the confirmation gods."

Business Insider has contacted Tanden, CAP, and the Biden transition team for comment. Gharib did not respond to a Business Insider request for further details.

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Neera Tanden, Biden's nominee for a top economic role, is purging her Twitter feed of unkind comments about GOP senators whose votes she may need to secure the role .
President-elect Joe Biden nominated Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget on Monday. The role requires Senate confirmation next year.Internet archives show that as of November 1, 2020, Tanden had posted 88,639 tweets, but as of Monday evening that number has dropped to 87,588.

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