Joe Biden’s been in office for a little over a month. But he only has a handful of members of his cabinet in place. Democrats are having a hard time blaming Republicans over this delay, because they had all the time in the world to assist Biden as he entered office. Instead, they wasted valuable weeks over a bogus impeachment that we all knew would fail.
The Senate is getting around to questioning the “winners” Joe wants to serve at the highest positions in his administration. Very little good is being said about these people. But perhaps the worst is Neera Tanden, a radical leftist Biden wants to head the Office of Management and Budget.
What has created a roadblock for this woman to get the job? Herself, naturally. The far-left Democrat has picked fights with just about everyone on Twitter, including notable Republicans and Democrats. The woman has been particularly nasty to Bernie Sanders, who called her out on it during her Senate hearing.
Tanden hastily deleted thousands of tweets and gave something of an apology to the upper chamber. But it doesn’t look like she’s going to make it through.
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) said Monday he will not vote to confirm Neera Tanden, the president of the Center for American Progress, to lead the Office of Management and Budget in the Biden administration, further jeopardizing her path to confirmation…
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said he would vote against her due to her past “overly partisan” statements…
Both Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Susan Collins (R-ME), other potential opportunities for a GOP pick-up vote, have ruled out voting to confirm Tanden. [Source: Daily Wire]
More and more senators are coming out against Tanden. And these aren’t super conservative Republicans who are naturally eager to oppose a Biden pick. These are moderate RINOs and Democrats. It might not be a shock to learn soon that even Bernie will be voting no.
Normally, the appointment of presidential nominees is a smooth process. The opposing party can make a stink, drag out the process, but at the end of the day they will vote them in. But the reputation of Tanden is so shocking, so upsetting to these lawmakers, that they have no choice but to reject her nomination.
That won’t come as a surprise if you’re familiar with what she’s said about them online. Tanden must have thought that nobody was reading her tweets–or that she’d never be up for a job at the White House. Because many of her comments sound like something a deranged teenage would say after getting into a fight with her dad.
There is no excuse for the kind of behavior she exhibited online. For someone that wants to work in government, it is totally unacceptable. It would make the “worst” comments by Trump look like something from Martin Luther King.
So, they question we have to ask is obvious. Why did Biden nominate this woman? OMB is no small agency. Normally, presidents pick people close to their campaign or previous offices. They pick people with experience and temperament to run these important agencies (see: Trump picking Ben Carson to run HUD).
Biden choosing a woman that has fought both liberals and conservatives suggests he’s either totally out-of-touch, or he’s not making these decisions in the first place. Not sure which is worse.