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 …