….But she probably will have to drop out if Biden can’t get 2 or 3 GOP senator’s votes…
This wouldn’t mean Biden will abandon her entirely….
Merrick Garland is gonna finally get a good job after being dropped by Republicans the last time…
Two Senate panels have postponed meetings on Wednesday to consider advancing Neera Tanden’s nomination to be President Biden’s budget chief, a negative sign for her prospects of winning confirmation.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee had been scheduled to take up Tanden’s nomination to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), but the meeting was postponed, according to the committee website. The Senate Budget Committee also postponed a scheduled business meeting to vote on Tanden’s nomination, according to a committee aide.
The White House early Wednesday morning reiterated its support for Tanden, but the nominee does not appear to have 50 votes in the Senate after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) last week said he would vote against her.
The White House has not yet pulled Neera Tanden’s nomination to be budget director because officials are still not sure whether Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) will support her confirmation, CNN reports.
If Sinema won’t support Tanden, her nomination is dead. But if Sinema does support Tanden, then there’s still a chance Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) could be persuaded to back her too.