Neera Tanden, ‘chosen’ of Biden, withdraws her nomination due to possible rejection of the Senate

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  • Neera Tanden, ‘chosen’ of Biden, withdraws her nomination due to possible rejection of the Senate
  • Biden’s nominee for the White House Office of Management and Budget was heavily criticized
  • This means the first ‘defeat’ in the Senate for Biden

Neera Tanden, Biden’s ‘elected’ to the White House Office of Management and Budget, withdraws her nomination amid possible rejection by the Senate.

This, after facing opposition from Democratic and Republican senators for his controversial tweets, revealed The Associated Press.

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First loss for Biden in the Senate

So far, 11 of the 23 nominees for the cabinet Biden, requiring Senate approval, have managed to ‘survive’ scrutiny. However, Neera Tanden in a letter sent to President Joe Biden and obtained by The Associated Press said that “unfortunately, it now seems clear that there is no way forward to get confirmation.”

Did Biden defend her?

She also said she is concerned that “continued consideration of my nomination will be a distraction from her other priorities.” According to The Associated Press, Biden said he had “the utmost respect for his record of achievement, his experience and his advice.”

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Democratic Senator Joe Manchin along with several Republicans spoke out against some tweets of Neera Tanden, attacking members of both parties prior to her nomination, the AP says. However, the president promised to find him “another role in his administration.”

The president had nominated Neera Tanden to lead the organization known as OMB for its acronym in English. Although on Monday Republican senators Susan Collins and Mitt Romney said they would vote against him. On Friday, Senator Joe Manchin became the first Democrat to confirm his opposition to Tanden’s confirmation.

Does the White House defend it?

In previous days, the White House showed her as “a consummate legal expert” and President Joe Biden reiterated his support.

However, Susan Collins said Monday that Tanden has “neither the experience nor the temperament to lead this critical agency,” which is charged with enshrining government priorities in laws and regulations.

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Collins blamed Tanden’s past actions, saying they “demonstrated exactly the kind of animosity that President Biden has vowed to overcome.”

What did you need for the nomination?

Romney will also oppose Tanden, a spokesperson confirmed, for his ‘bias’ on social media. During his confirmation hearings, Tanden apologized for his attacks on social media against top Republicans.

Tanden was an advisor to Hillary Clinton and served as president of the liberal Center for American Progress, reports The Associated Press.

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With the Senate split with 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats, and with Vice President Kamala Harris having the tiebreaker vote, losing Manchin meant that Biden’s ‘chosen’ Neera Tanden would need support from at least one Republican.

This, to gain confirmation. Tanden could no longer afford to lose another Democratic vote. The Senate Budget Committee was scheduled to vote this week on Tanden’s nomination, AP revealed.

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Biden’s first ‘big’ loss

It is the first true defeat Biden faces in a nomination. Most of his cabinet options have passed the House with broad bipartisan support.

Collins criticized Tanden for deleting tweets days before his nomination as it “causes concern about his commitment to transparency.”

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The senator indicated that Congress “has been able to trust the director of the OMB to make countless decisions impartially, complying with written law.”

“The OMB needs stable, experienced, responsible leadership… I will vote against the confirmation of Ms. Tanden,” Collins said in a statement.

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