Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Friday opposed the confirmation of Tanden’s name, and he is the first Democratic lawmaker to do so.
Crisis on the appointment of Neera Tandon of Indian origin
On confirmation of the appointment of Indian-American Neera Tanden by US President Joe Biden to the post of Director of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget The crisis is clouded as three Republican Party MPs and at least one Democratic lawmaker have decided to vote against him. He has cited Tandon’s behavior on social media for this.
Tandon reportedly deleted more than 1,000 tweets before the trial process began. He also apologized to the senators for their social media comments during the confirmation hearing of his name earlier this month. The White House said on Monday that it was contacting Democrats and Republican lawmakers to confirm Tandon’s name.
Democratic MP also against
White House Press Secretary Jane Saki told the media during the daily press conference that we are not taking anything lightly. Our effort is not only to contact Republican lawmakers, but also to ensure that Democrats who have questions and concerns are also answered.
Republic MP Rob Portman announced to vote against Tandon during the hearing process. At the same time, two other MPs Susan Collins and Mitt Romney have announced to vote against him. Earlier, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin on Friday opposed confirmation of Tandon’s name and is the first Democratic lawmaker to do so.
There are 50 Democrats in the Senate and 50 members of the Republican Party. In such a situation, the announcement made by Manchin last week has shocked the confirmation of Tandon’s nomination. Portman alleges that given Tandon’s attitude and the statements she has made in public, she will not be able to work effectively with both parties in her role.
Amid fears of confirmation on Tandon’s name, the White House has called him a ‘best policy expert’. Biden has said that he supports his name. Collins said on Monday that Tandon had neither experience nor his temperament appropriate to lead this important agency.
The committee will vote this week
At the same time, a spokesperson has confirmed that Romney will also oppose him due to Tandon’s comments on social media. During the confirmation confirmation nomination, Tandon apologized for attacking top Republican MPs on social media. The budget committee of the Senate will vote on Tandon’s nomination this week. Meanwhile, members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus have sent a letter to all 100 members of the Senate, appealing to confirm Tandon’s name.