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.
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