Senate Postpones Vote on Controversial Biden Nominee

Senate Postpones Vote on Controversial Biden Nominee

(LibertySociety.com) – President Joe Biden is trying to push all of his nominees through the Senate as quickly as possible. His administration is banking on the fact that the Left has a razor-thin majority in the chamber to get everyone confirmed. However, the confirmation of one of his most controversial picks has now been put on hold.

On February 24, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Budget Committee sent out notices that they will delay the confirmation of Neera Tanden. Biden tapped the nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are not convinced she’s the one for the job.

Tanden is in hot water for her history of making inflammatory remarks on Twitter. She once called Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “Voldemort,” the Harry Potter series villain, and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) a “fraud.”

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (WV), one of the lawmakers who intends to vote against her, now faces allegations of sexism because he won’t toe the line. He brushed off the allegations and stood firm.

To get Tanden through the upper chamber, Democrats will need at least one Republican vote. While it’s possible, it’s unlikely considering her past.

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