President Joe Biden and his surrogates are stating publicly that they stand behind the nomination of Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget, but opposition to her is growing and the names dropping of possible replacements is already under way.
But the confirmation of Tanden, who was head of the left-wing Center for American Progress and regularly targeted conservatives and Republicans and who deleted thousands of derogatory posts on social media, is far from certain.
Without the help of Republicans, in fact, Tanden’s nomination will be nixed, and so far, three “moderate” GOP senators — Susan Collins (R-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) — have stated they will not vote in favor of confirmation.
Politico reported on two individuals who might end up as the person in control of the federal budget and the Biden administration’s fiscal and regularly policies:
Two early contenders to replace