Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) said Monday he will not vote to confirm Neera Tanden, the president of the Center for American Progress, to lead the Office of Management and Budget in the Biden administration, further jeopardizing her path to confirmation.
Portman, a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, said that he’d previously “expressed concern” about Biden’s decision to nominate Tanden, who was recently grilled by various senators over her past comments she’s made on social media.
“As a former OMB Director, I know that the OMB Director has to be able to work productively with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. I believe that the tone, the content, and the aggressive partisanship of some of Ms. Tanden’s public statements will make it more difficult for her to work effectively with both parties in this role,” said Portman in a statement Monday.
“I’m also concerned about her decision to delete thousands of tweets in