WASHINGTON – Sen. of the Democratic Party of West Virginia. Joe Munchin said Friday that he opposes Nira Tandon to head the management and budget office, which could affect the chances of President Joe Biden running for office.
“I carefully reviewed Nira Tandon’s public statements and tweets, which were personally sent to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others,” Munchin said in a statement.
“I believe his outspoken discriminatory statements will pose a toxic and detrimental effect on the important work relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget,” he said. For this reason, I cannot support his recommendation. “
Confirmed, Tandon is the first non-woman to run a federal budget office.
Biden later told reporters Friday that he would not withdraw Tandon’s recommendation in response to Mancini’s announcement.
“I think we’re going to find votes to confirm her,” he said.
His statement was a major blow to the split in the Senate between 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans.
Without Munch’s vote, she will need some GOP support to get the majority needed to confirm, which she is unsure of. History on social media Criticism of major conservatives. He said during the confirmation hearing that he regrets his past tweets.
“As I have said before, we need to take meaningful steps to end the political divisions and dysfunctions that pervade our politics. Manjin said.
The Senate has confirmed a number of Biden candidates and has yet to reject them.