The Senate confirmation has been clouded by US President Joe Biden’s confirmation of the appointment of Indian-American Neera Tandon as director of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, as Republican Senators Susan Collins and Mitt Romney voted against him. Has announced.
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin on Friday opposed confirmation of Tandon’s name and is the first Democratic lawmaker to do so. If Tandon’s name is confirmed, she will become the first black woman to head the agency.
Amid fears of confirmation of Tandon’s name, the White House called him an ‘excellent policy expert’ and Biden said he supported his name. Collins said Monday that Tandon has neither the experience nor his temperament appropriate to lead this important agency.
A spokesman has confirmed that Romney will also oppose Tandon’s comments on social media. During the confirmation confirmation hearing, Tandon apologized for attacking top Republican lawmakers on social media.
The Senate budget committee will vote on Tandon’s nomination this week.