Biden Budget Pick Neera Tanden In Jeopardy After Romney, Collins Join Opposition

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Neera Tanden, Pres­i­dent Biden’s nom­i­nee to lead the Office of Man­age­ment and Bud­get (OMB), is fac­ing bipar­ti­san oppo­si­tion that could sink her confirmation.
Sen­a­tor Joe Manchin (D‑WV) came out against her con­fir­ma­tion ini­tial­ly and has now been joined by Sen­a­tors Susan Collins (R‑ME) and Mitt Rom­ney (R‑UT).
Rom­ney issued a state­ment today join­ing his col­leagues by say­ing he would oppose Tanden’s nom­i­na­tion to the post because of her past hyper­par­ti­san rhetoric and attacks on Republicans.
“Sen­a­tor Rom­ney has been crit­i­cal of extreme rhetoric from pri­or nom­i­nees, and this is con­sis­tent with that posi­tion,” a state­ment from his office reads.
“He believes it’s hard to return to comi­ty and respect with a nom­i­nee who has issued a thou­sand mean tweets.”

Sen. Mitt Romney …

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