To the editor: President Biden’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, continued to face opposition by the Senate Republicans during the past few days of confirmation hearings. She is a longtime Democratic political and policy aide who previously criticized lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat lawmakers, via her Twitter posts. Where were these same Republican senators when GOP nominees posted similar criticisms and they had no comments? Those individuals sailed through the confirmation process.
It’s interesting to note Republican senators object to three of President Biden’s cabinet nominees who are minorities and are in line with Biden’s political agenda. The White House continues to push for Tanden’s nomination because she is qualified, experienced and has a record of working with people who agree and disagree with her.