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Biden Pulls Neera Tanden Nomination For OMB: Report

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Biden Pulls Neera Tanden Nomination For OMB: Report Having heard from The White House Chief of Staff earlier that they would "fight their hearts out" to get Neera Tanden confirmed as OMB Director and White press Secretary Jen Psaki that Neera Tanden has "wide spectrum of support", it would appear tonight that the fight is ...

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Biden Pulls Neera Tanden Nomination For OMB: Report

Having heard from The White House Chief of Staff earlier that they would "fight their hearts out" to get Neera Tanden confirmed as OMB Director and White press Secretary Jen Psaki that Neera Tanden has "wide spectrum of support", it would appear tonight that the fight is over and the support was not wide enough.

The Washington Post reports that The White House plans to withdraw the nomination of Neera Tanden as director of the Office of Management and Budget as early as Tuesday evening, according to people familiar with the matter.

As we previously detailed, Tanden was facing bipartisan opposition from senators due to past comments she made on her Twitter feed.

As a reminder, here is what Glenn Greenwald wrote of the Tanden nomination in November:

The announcement that Joe Biden intends to nominate Neera Tanden as his Director of the Office of Management and Budget — a critical position overseeing U.S. economic and regulatory policy — triggered a wide range of mockery, indignation and disgust from both the left and the right. That should not be surprising: though a thoroughly mediocre and ordinary D.C. swamp creature from the perspective of both ideology and competence, Tanden’s uniquely unhinged, venomous, corrupt and pathologically dishonest conduct as a Clinton Family and DNC apparatchik and President of the corporatist-and-despot-funded Center for American Progress (CAP) has earned her a list of enemies far longer and more impressive than her accomplishments.

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When news of her appointment broke, many of the journalists and activists she has spent years abusing, slandering, and lying about instantly stepped forward to compile just some of her worst political and behavioral lowlights. And some preliminary signs emerged that she might encounter difficulty in obtaining the Senate confirmation needed for her to assume this position. The Communications Director for GOP Senator John Cornyn of Texas announced that “Tanden stands zero chance of being confirmed” by the Senate.

Former Sanders campaign aide David Sirota hypothesized that “it is not a coincidence that they are putting Neera Tanden — the single biggest, most aggressive Bernie Sanders critic in the United States of America — specifically at OMB while Sanders is Senate Budget Committee ranking/chair.

Tanden, president of the John Podesta-founded Center for American Progress, saw her nomination began to unravel when Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) pulled his support, citing the need for comity.

Biden Pulls Neera Tanden Nomination For OMB: Report

The Hill reports that even before news of Tanden's withdrawal, rumors had begun circulating on possible replacements, including former National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, former chief of staff to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and Biden's current nominee for deputy OMB director, Shalanda Young.

So no $15 Minimum Wage and no Neera Tanden?

 

Tyler Durden Tue, 03/02/2021 - 18:52
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