Biden withdrew from the nomination of Nira Tanden as Budget Chief

Joe Biden’s nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Nira Tanden, attends a hearing with a Senate committee on Capitol Hill’s budget on February 10, 2021 in Washington.

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President J. Biden said on Tuesday that he was withdrawing his nomination at the request of Neer Tanden as budget chief, a move that came after indications that he would fail to win the MP’s confirmation, citing past critical posts about legislators.

Biden also said that he expects T. Ndon, whom he had offered the opportunity to become director of management and budget management, which is my “role in the administration.” But the president doesn’t recognize what that job might be.

The first case in which Biden’s cabinet nominee failed to get Senate approval was Tandon’s removal.

In a letter to Biden, Tanden wrote, “I appreciate how hard the White House and your team have worked to win my confirmation.”

“Unfortunately, it is now clear that there is no way forward to get confirmation, and I do not want to be distracted from your other priorities regarding my nomination,” wrote Tanden, president of the left-leaning think tank Center. For American Progress.

West Virginia Democrat Joe Munchin and Mitt Romney, R-Utah and Maine Republican Susan Collins – the three states’ nominees were skeptical after the meeting, as they would vote against him rather than criticize the history of legislators from both parties on the political wing. .

That criticism was archived in more than 1,000 tweets that Tandon reportedly deleted before the confirmation process began.

Democrats have a majority control in the Senate by a slim margin. Dements Democrat senators with two independents caucus, giving them the same -0-senator Republican caucus votes.

Democrat Vice President Kamala Harris has been given an equal vote in the Senate, allowing her party nominations and legislation if the Caucus remains unanimous.

Manchin’s refusal to back Tandon with the difficulty of supporting the Republicans made Tandon’s path to confirmation very narrow.

During his confirmation hearing, Tanden was questioned about his previous tweets, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Key. Harry Potter was compared to the villain Voldemort and wrote that Sen. “Vampires have more hearts” than Ted Cruz. Texas Republicans.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, also pointed to Trump’s “evil attacks” on him and other progressives in the past, especially when Sanders fought for the 201st Democratic nomination against former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton’s campaign adviser.

During his confirmation hearing, Tanden said, “I deeply apologize and apologize for my language and some of my past language.”

Biden said of Tandon in a statement issued by the White House, “I have great respect for his record of accomplishments, his experience and his mentorship and I look forward to his role in my administration.”

“She will bring valuable insights and insights into our work,” the president said.

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klein said last week that if Tanden is not confirmed, “we will find some other place for him to serve in the administration that does not require Senate confirmation.”