WASHINGTON — The White House is withdrawing Neera Tanden’s nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget, marking the first major personnel defeat for President Joe Biden.
Tanden ran into trouble after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., came out against her, citing overtly partisan statements that he said would have a toxic and detrimental impact on the working relationship between Congress and the influential budget office.
We keep saying it: If one wants a Democratic Senate, one must elect MORE Democrats. You want to punish him, do it AFTER we have a majority in the upper house and not until then because if Manchin wasn’t in the WV Senate seat, someone even further Right would be, and the gavel would be in amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell’s leathery paw.
Manchin is a king-maker because he can be.
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