(RightIsRight.co) – As Joe Biden fills the White House and its agencies with his supporters, it was likely that one of his nominations would not pass muster in the Senate. On Tuesday, March 2, Neera Tanden was his first nominee to admit defeat as she withdrew her name from consideration for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
CNN’s senior White House correspondent Phil Mattingly shared her letter on Twitter:
Neera Tanden’s letter to President Biden requesting the withdrawal of her nomination: pic.twitter.com/epQ6z4ozgW
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) March 2, 2021
Tanden’s failure to garner support began when Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) publicly came out against her, citing past “overly partisan statements” that would have a “toxic and detrimental impact” on the communications between Congress and the OMB. Manchin referred to over 1,000 strongly-worded tweets where she had criticized a variety of legislators. Tanden deleted the tweets upon her nomination.
After Manchin withdrew his support, at least three Republicans also came out against Tanden, making it clear she would not garner the 51 votes needed for confirmation.
While we don’t know what the future holds for Tanden, this is a clear example of what can happen when even one Democrat stands up to the Left’s agenda, causing it to crumble quickly. This withdrawal serves as a hopeful glimpse of the checks and balances still functioning within the halls of Congress.
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