BREAKING: In Major Blow to New Admin, Joe Biden’s “Toxic” Pick For OMB Director Neera Tanden Withdraws Nomination
Last month, Senators from both sides of the aisle slammed Neera Tanden during her confirmation hearing over her past attacks against lawmakers.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) – a so-called moderate Democrat – announced a couple weeks ago that he would vote against Tanden’s nomination, putting her confirmation in jeopardy in a 50-50 Senate.
Susan Collins was also reportedly going to vote “no” on Neera Tanden.
The pressure and rejection from key Senators was just too much for Tanden so she resigned.
“I am writing to you to withdraw my nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget,” Tanden wrote in a letter to Joe Biden.
She continued, “I appreciate how hard you and your team at the White House has worked to win my confirmation. Unfortunately, it now seems clear that there is no path forward to gain confirmation, and I do not want continued consideration of my nomination to be a distraction from your other priorities.”