White House press secretary Jane Saki continued to dance through questions about Nira Tandon’s nomination to run the Office of Budget and Management on Wednesday, as reporters asked if she asked two Senate committees to postpone a confirmation vote. The latter is offered to draw his name from consideration.
At the White House briefing, Saki was asked directly whether Tandon, who is facing Bipartisan opposition, offered to withdraw.
“We’re not in this phase,” Saki replied. He said that the government has taken several steps to prevent such incidents.
“The stage we’re working on continues to fight for his nomination, and as you know, it’s a numbers game, okay? I’m not talking about being a Republican to support him Have I been? ” Enrollment We are continuing that outreach, answering the questions they have and repeating their qualifications. He said that the government has taken several steps to prevent such incidents.
Following Tandon’s nomination, Sen. Joi Manchin (D-WVA) said he would not vote for him due to his history of making divisive remarks about lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, including targeting on Twitter a few names.
“I believe that his 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 his nomination.
Losing Manchin in the narrowly divided Senate meant that the Biden administration would have to get at least one Republican to vote for him.
But shortly after Manchin went up against Hillary Clinton, a longtime adviser to the GOP censor, Tanden, Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah and Rob Portman of Ohio followed suit.
Since 1 November, Tanden has deleted more than 1,000 tweets.
The White House continued to bat for Tandon, despite the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and the Senate Budget Committee deferring Wednesday’s hearing.
“Let me first say that as president repeated yesterday, we are fighting for his nomination, and he and our team are in close contact and close contact with senators and key constituencies.”
“He is an expert whose qualifications are important in times of unprecedented crisis, and he has an ace up his sleeve. S he is very ill and outreach senators to members on h ill they have any questions and offer to do so and we are doing the same, ”she said, adding that the Senate panel Demanded a delay so that members could demonstrate their due diligence.
Before Tandon’s nomination was announced, Saki was asked by the White House, along with budget committee chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Sanders, who cast the first Democratic vote against a cabinet candidate opposing Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture, voiced concern about corporate donations while Tandon led the organization while the Center for American Progress received.
“I don’t think I can speak for his announcement or who was consulted in the days before or not several months ago, but Sen. Sanders is what we regularly consult on many levels, including P Resident’s Levels are also included, and we hope that we will work with him on the confirmation, but there is also a range of objectives for the P resident. He said that the government has taken several steps to prevent such incidents.