Rachel Maddow Calls Tanden Opposition a ‘Stain’ on Manchin’s Reputation: He Set an ‘Inexplicable Double Standard’

Rachel Maddow said Tuesday night, after Neera Tanden’s nomination for OMB director completely fell through, that Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition will be a “stain” on his reputation.

The Biden administration withdrew Tanden’s nomination Tuesday night, following days of speculation on whether any Republicans would vote to confirm her. Given the Senate is 50-50, Manchin’s opposition sank her chances considerably.

Maddow reminded viewers how Manchin “did not like the combative tone of some of Neera Tanden’s past tweets”:

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