Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is reportedly unlikely to vote to confirm Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, a decision that would render the embattled nominee’s path to confirmation even harder than before.
Close associates of Collins have become convinced she won’t vote to confirm Tanden, according to Axios. Although Collins hasn’t publicly taken a position, Tanden, over the years, has called her “criminally ignorant,” “the worst,” and expressed hope that she’d be haunted for the rest of her life for the way she treated Christine Blasey Ford during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings in 2018.
While every one of Biden’s nominees who has been put to a vote has been confirmed, Tanden threatens to change the score against the Biden administration’s favor. Last week, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that he would vote against Tanden, citing “overly partisan statements” that she’s made about his Republican and Democratic colleagues:
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