Sen. Lisa Murkowski said on Wednesday that she was surprised to learn that President Biden’s nominee for White House budget director Neera Tandon once attacked her “own supply” as being “high”.
The revived mean tweet against the Sentered Alaska Republican could help seal Tandon’s fate as a nominee who failed to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget. The White House should win at least one Republican vote in the equally divided Senate after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WVA) said he opposes Tandon.
“Really? I had no idea,” Morkowski told reporters on Capitol Hill, in a 2017 tweet objecting to his support for the tax-cutting bill, saying that corporate tax rates have been reduced.
Tenden retweeted Murkowski at the time, Writing, “No offense, but it seems like you’re high on your supplies. You know, we know, and everyone knows it’s all garbage. Stop now.”
Murkowski told reporters that she knew that Tandon had attacked her colleagues, but not that he was among mean subjects From Tandon, who heads the Democratic Party-Alliance Center for American Progress.
“High on your supply?” That’s interesting. Should I ask him, ‘What is my own supply?’ ‘Said the senator.
Murkowski said she had not spoken with Tandon about her nomination and had asked reporters, “What is she answering?” what did I say?”
A journalist told Murkowski that Tandon was criticizing him over the “GOP tax bill” at the time.
Murkowski responded, “Oh, the tax bill that really helps people in my state and helps us open the ANWR [to oil drilling]The
“Okay, now let’s see how much homework I still have to do on that if I didn’t even know he sent a tweet about me.”
Murkowski said that White House staff members had spoken with him about Tandon’s nomination and that “I suggested to the White House that my colleagues’ statements were being criticized a lot and were fine.” I think some of them were clearly over the top. It seems that in this world we have numb a type of name for an abusive tweet. I do not think this is a model that we want to set for anyone, whether it is a nominee, a president or a senator. “
“I was trying to see the potential, but obviously I would have to try to learn more about myself,” Murkowski said.
Fellow Centrist Republican Censor. Susan Collins, of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah, said that she opposes Tandon this week over her tweet.
Tanden recently deleted more than 1,000 tweets attacking GOP senators, but also rescinded the 2016 Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential bid. Choice of russia Against the Democratic Party’s favorite Hillary Clinton. The message that attacked Murkowski was not removed.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), in one of his confirmed hearings, reminded Tandon, “You wrote that Susan Collins is the ‘worst’, Tom Cotton is a fraud, vampires have more heart than Ted Cruz, whom You’ve called Leader McConnell ‘Moscow Mitch’ and Voldemort. “
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) Quipped, “You said everything to Sen. Sanders but an ignorant slut.”