September 22, 2021

Biden and Harris double down on controversial cabinet pick

Self-declared President-elect Joe Biden has received significant pushback for his choice of Neera Tanden for director of the Office of Management and Budget, but instead of making a less controversial choice, Biden — and running mate Kamala Harris — are doubling down.

Tanden is a longtime Clinton operative and CEO of the Center for American Progress, a leftist advocacy organization. She’s invoked criticism from both Senate Republicans and progressives for being a longtime member of the Democrat establishment.

When Biden announced his nomination of Tanden for director of the OMB, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D-VT) former press secretary Briahna Joy Gray tweeted: “Everything toxic about the corporate Democratic Party is embodied in Neera Tanden,”

On the other side, multiple GOP Senators have declared that Tanden’s nomination will not make it through a GOP-controlled Senate confirmation process.

The resistance from both sides has not deterred Harris or Biden. Harris tweeted her support for Tanden on Friday:

Like me, [Tanden] was raised by a single mother and knows firsthand the importance of having an economy that treats all people with dignity and respect. I know with her at the helm of the Office of Management and Budget, our budget will fully reflect our values.

Biden also affirmed his support for Tanden during a Wednesday interview with The New York Times, dismissing GOP criticism of Tanden’s “nasty tweets.”

“That disqualifies almost every Republican senator and 90 percent of the [Trump] administration,” Biden said. “But by the way, she’s smart as hell. Yeah, I think they’re going to pick a couple of people just to fight [over], no matter what.

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Reg Labbe (@guest_1083912)
9 months ago

Worse possible choice, most likely can’t balance a check books or do her own taxes.

Johnny (@guest_1083928)
9 months ago

Not smart to appoint someone that you know dosen’t have a chance in hell being approved by not only Republicans but also some Democrats that thinks she is to far left for them also.

Louise Bruner (@guest_1083932)
9 months ago

I am sooo sick of hearing about Harris being from a single parent home. 50% of Americans are! And being bussed to school as a little girl. AGAIN… more than 50% of children were. Until the schools got to cheap to run the bus system anymore. My kindergarten grandsons walk 1.1 miles to and 1.1 miles from school everyday. Her fathers side came from money. Her ancestors owned a plantation. And yes… slaves! I yet to hear her apolagize for them. And i think she owes them monies fir that. Her dad should be giving the royalties of his book to them.

Katydid (@guest_1083952)
9 months ago

A George Soros follower. The camel has its nose under the tent. It won’t be long now until he is completely under and there will be nothing we can do about it. (reminscant of Hitler).

Beverly Tomasik (@guest_1084086)
Reply to  Katydid
9 months ago

Why hasn’t Soro been convicted of treason and hung or ordered out of this country for ever? He hates America and all we stand for, he is a disgrace to our liberties and laws!!!!!

Paul Nix (@guest_1083957)
9 months ago

These idiots are bona Fide enemies of our nation. We must pray that GOD will intervene soon!!

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