Republican Censor. Mitt Romney and Susan Collins would oppose Neera Tandon’s nomination as budget head – with Democrats leaving her confirmation to deal with a deal that crushed any hope.
In separate statements released on Monday, Collins (R-Me.) And Romney (R-UT) cited Tandon’s harsh rhetoric, arguing both sides of their reasoning against lawgivers, including Collins Went why they should not be confirmed. Head the Office of Management and Budget.
A spokesman for the Utah senator said, “Senator Romney has been a critic of excessive rhetoric from former nominees, and this is in line with this situation,” adding that it is hard to return and honor the nominee, who Has released a thousand mean tweets. “
Collins argued that Tenden has neither the experience nor the temperament to lead this important agency.
“His previous actions have demonstrated exactly the same kind of animosity as President Biden vows to overcome.”
The two liberal Republicans were seen as the most likely to consider supporting Tandon’s nomination, which will now require GOP support after it was announced on Friday by Sen. Join Manchin (D-WV).
One of the most influential senators in a very influential body as a moderate, Manchin also cited Tandon’s warm language as a reason for his opposition.
“I have carefully reviewed the public statements and tweets of Neera Tandon that were directed personally to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others,” said the West Virginia poll.
“I believe her biased statements will have a toxic and damaging effect on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of management and budget. For this reason, I cannot support her nomination.”
In the 50–50 divided Senate, Tandon could not lose a single Democratic vote, and he could not necessarily rely on every remaining member of the party.
Clinton has a long stony history with Clinton’s longtime Senate Senate Committee chair, Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Who has not said how she will vote on her nomination.
The OMB nominee is a prolific tweeter and has used the platform to criticize the bombings of MPs as well as voters – who identify with her right and left.
After posts targeting lawmakers whose vote would require them to be revived in November, the outspoken Democrats deleted more than 1,000 tweets.
Some tweets, some deleted and some still alive, refer to GOP lawmakers by name, tag them, and destroy them to support former President Donald Trump, or in some cases, on them Attack in person.
In an effort to address the controversy over her comments, she apologized for her rhetoric during her initial remarks at her senator confirmation hearing.
“I deeply regret my language and my previous language and apologize. I believe that this role is a bipartisan role, and I know that I have to earn the trust of senators across the board.
Despite confirmation that it is mathematically impossible at this point, the White House stands by the nomination.
Reached by The Post after Romney and Coleen’s announcements, a spokeswoman said their support for Tandon “still stands.”
When asked about Tandon on Friday, White House press secretary Jane Saki said, “Neera Tandon is an accomplished policy expert, who will be an outstanding budget director and we look forward to the committee’s votes next week and with both Continue to work for their confirmation through engagement. Parties. “