Manchin Defends Opposition to Biden Nominee Neera Tanden After Criticism

Senator Joe Manchin (D- WV) defended his opposition to confirming Neera Tanden to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Republicans recently questioned Tanden about her past tweets attacking senators (mostly Republicans but also some about Bernie Sanders), and Manchin announced just days ago he would not support her — imperiling her nomination in a 50-50 Senate.

It’s doubtful at this point that any Republican would vote to confirm Tanden, and on Monday
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