Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will oppose Neera Tanden, a Clinton ally with a partisan social media history, to head the Office of Management and Budget, effectively eliminating the chance that Tanden could be confirmed strictly along party lines, Manchin announced on Friday afternoon.
“I have carefully reviewed Nerra Tanden’s public statements and tweets that were personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others. I believe her overly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget,” Manchin said in a statement. “For this reason, I cannot support her nomination.”
“As I have said before, we must take meaningful steps to end the political division and dysfunction that pervades our politics,” added the Democratic senator from West Virginia. “At a time of grave crisis, it is more important than
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