"The President (Joe Biden) nominated Neera Tanden because she is qualified, because she is experienced, because she has a record of working with people who agree with her and disagree with her, and she has decades of experience", Ms Psaki said. Biden said he's still all in for Tanden, but unless he can find a Republican interested in taking a beating for a candidate who is both widely disliked and without special qualifications, her nomination is done for. Update: a year ago Tanden cleared $396,063 in compensation as the head of the Centre for American Progress, a "liberal" think tank and deeply connected to the corporate world of donors and schmoozers.
But a fight on the Senate floor would be disastrous.
A White House aide with close ties to progressives is leaving the administration to play a role in a nascent outside advocacy group being put together to bolster President Joe Biden's policy agenda, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The intrigue: Young, who is now waiting for a confirmation hearing in the Senate to be deputy OMB director, may still face competition from Gene Sperling, who has the distinction of twice leading the National Economic Council. Whatever sweet songs she's been singing as she has tried to save her nomination, every senator has to believe she'd sooner die than give Mitch McConnell a win.
Not to be outdone, another Post op-ed blamed "a sexist double standard" for Tanden's nomination likely being derailed by the likes of Sen.
Tanden, Psaki said, has rolled up her sleeves.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said Monday she will not support President Biden's nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget. She needs to drop out.
A group from the Democratic Party's Left wing, Roots Action, unleashed a campaign on Monday against Tanden calling her "one of the most prominent anti-progressive voices of the neo-liberal establishment".
Joe Manchin of West Virginia became the first Democratic lawmaker to oppose Tanden's confirmation. "For this reason, I can not support her", he said. The White House is considering assigning her a job that doesn't require a Senate confirmation.
For the third straight day, the White House batted off questions about Tanden's path to confirmation after at least one key Democrat and multiple Republicans came out against her.
Lawmakers have based their objections to Tanden mostly on sharp tweets she sent in the past that caustically criticized both Republican and Democratic lawmakers. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the ranking Republican on the health committee, said, addressing Becerra.
It's the first real test that Biden has faced on a nomination, with most of his picks for Cabinet positions sailing through the chamber with bipartisan support.
Charges of sexism, racism and hypocrisy are flying thick: Murthy's conflict of interest is as common in America as the virus, and Tanden's tweets by no means rival those of the undisputed "King of Twitter Insults", former president Donald Trump.
He said section 230 should be repealed and that states should act if the federal government won't.
A final draft of that bill included a provision that would have raised the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour - a provision that some moderate Democrats have said they would not like to see included in the package. And we know how close Biden is with Jim Clyburn and how central black voters were to his success in the primary and in SC completely revolutionized the race right on the Democratic side and then moving into Super Tuesday.