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Manchin rebuke to Biden with nix of Neera Tanden's OMB confirmation
Sen. Joe Manchin announced that he will vote against Neera Tanden's confirmation to be President Biden's budget director in a major blow to one of the most controversial Biden Cabinet nominations. © Provided by Washington Examiner “I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden’s public statements and tweets that per personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others," the West Virginia Democrat said in a statement on Friday.
Office of Management and Budget director nomineepreviously sent a tweet taking issue with the salary of former CEO of pharmaceutical company Mylan, Heather Bresch, who is the daughter of Senator (D-WV).
Tanden's confirmation has beendue to opposition from lawmakers, .
Neera Tanden: Schumer says he is working with Biden 'to find the extra votes' to confirm OMB pick
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday he is working with President Joe Biden to gather the support needed to confirm Neera Tanden as director of the Office of Management and Budget. © Ting Shen-Pool/Getty Image Neera Tanden, nominee for director of the Office and Management and Budget, speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on February 9, 2021, in Washington, DC. "I am working with President Biden to find the extra votes so she can be passed," he told reporters during a news conference in New York, mentioning Democratic Sen.
Those opposed to her taking the position have referenced, criticizing figures from both sides of the aisle. Tanden has apologized for these comments and said she can "work with anyone."
In August 2016, Tanden shared a screengrab of an article about Bresch which focused on a significant rise in her pay while at Mylan.
It highlighted that the company's board said this was justified as she had "contributed significantly to the company's growth in recent years."
Tanden wrote: "The idea that only CEO contributes to a company's growth and not all employees is really pernicious."
The idea that only CEO contributes to a company's growth and not all employees is really pernicious https://t.co/2d9xgU0IHJ
Neera Tanden’s nomination to head White House budget office in peril as Collins, Romney say they will vote against her
The nomination of Neera Tanden to head the powerful Office of Budget and Management appears increasingly imperiled, with Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney and Utah, both Republicans, announcing on Monday morning that they would vote against the nominee. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a centrist Democrat, had earlier indicated that he, too, would vote against Tanden. At issue is Tanden’s storied legacy of incendiary tweets, which have frequently criticized and mocked Trump, congressional Republicans and progressives like Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) August 27, 2016
Manchin said last week that he will not vote in support of Tanden's nomination, citing comments made against lawmakers.
: "I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden's public statements and tweets that were personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator [Bernie] Sanders to Senator [Mitch] McConnell and others.
"I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members ofand the next director of the Office of Management and Budget."
He added: "For this reason, I cannot support her nomination. As I have said before, we must take meaningful steps to end the political division and dysfunction that pervades our politics. At a time of grave crisis, it is more important than ever that we chart a new bipartisan course that helps address the many serious challenges facing our nation."
Susan Collins Deals (Likely) Death Blow to Tanden Nomination
Senate moderates are poised to sacrifice Biden’s OMB pick on the altar of civility — but the White House isn’t relinquishing Tanden just yet.During the Trump era, Joe Manchin repeatedly bucked his party on high-profile votes, but in almost all of these cases, his vote was not decisive. For example, the West Virginia Democrat backed Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court — but only after enough Republican moderates had declared their support for Trump’s nominee to ensure his ascension. Meanwhile, Manchin toed the party line on the Trump Tax Cuts and Obamacare repeal.
Other Senators,, have also .
The White House has stood by her, with Press Secretaryhaving defended Tanden and
Presidentalso previously said he thought they would be able to get enough votes to have her confirmed.
Newsweek has contacted Manchin's office for comment.
Snarky Tweets Shouldn’t Override Smarts. But They Did for Neera Tanden .
Snarky Tweets Shouldn’t Override Smarts. But They Did for Neera TandenIn the end, it wasn’t any one tweet that disqualified Neera Tanden from joining President Joe Biden’s Cabinet. It was the entire platform that is punishing the seasoned Washington player.