Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) cited concern about Biden OMB nominee Neera Tanden’s “partisan tweets” as the rationale that he’s opposing her nomination.
Sen. Manchin mentioned in a press release offered to PoliticusUSA, “I’ve fastidiously reviewed Neera Tanden’s public statements and tweets that have been personally directed in the direction of my colleagues on either side of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others. I consider her overtly partisan statements could have a poisonous and detrimental impression on the vital working relationship between members of Congress and the following director of the Workplace of Administration and Finances. For that reason, I can’t help her nomination. As I’ve mentioned earlier than, we should take significant steps to finish the political division and dysfunction that pervades our politics. At a time of grave disaster, it’s extra vital than ever that we chart a brand new bipartisan course that helps deal with the various critical challenges dealing with our nation.”
One has to surprise if Manchin would nonetheless be against Tanden’s nomination primarily based on her tweets if she was a person?
The nation was simply terrorized for 4 years by Donald Trump, who turned tweeting right into a former of propaganda that bordered on home terrorism.
If Manchin doesn’t have any coverage causes to oppose Tanden, then he must help her nomination. Placing ahead a bogus excuse primarily based on tweets in a post-Trump political world smells like sexism.
Sen. Manchin’s assertion will earn him factors again in West Virginia, however in a post-Trump political panorama, sinking her nomination primarily based on tweets feels improper and misogynistic.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who’s White Home Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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