Democrat Krysten Sinema Refuses to Defend Neera Tanden

Democrat Krysten Sinema Refuses to Defend Neera Tanden


Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) refused to defend Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) nominee, on Monday.

“I don’t have a comment for you,” Sinema told CNN about Tanden. “Not that that surprises you.”

“I don’t have a comment for you,” Sinema says of Tanden. “Not that that surprises you.” (She usually doesn’t talk to press in the Capitol)

— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 22, 2021

Sinema’s statement comes as Tanden’s confirmation remains imperiled.

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After Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced last week that he would not vote to confirm Tanden for the OMB position, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he is continuing to find the votes to confirm her.

“I am working with President Biden to find the extra votes so she can be passed. I think she would be a very good OMB leader,” Schumer said.

Manchin’s opposition to Tanden means

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