West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin just announced that he intends to vote against Neera Tanden, Biden’s pick to be Budget Director.
In the statement released today (see below), Manchin said that Tanden’s “overtly partisan statements would have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director” of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Neera Tanden said she regrets past comments she made while running a leftist think tank. She has pledged to be “nonpartisan” if confirmed by the Senate.
Glenn Greenwald tweeted out examples of Tanden’s nastiness toward Republicans. Greenwald says the Democrats are pulling the ‘sexist’ card:
The liberal talking point is now officially consecrated, and it's sooo surprising and unpredictable. You'll never guess what it is: you can't possibly oppose Neera Tanden's confirmation unless you're sexist.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 19, 2021
And the predictable ‘women of