Neera Tanden has withdrawn her nomination to serve in the Biden administration as the director for the Office of Management and Budget.
“I have accepted Neera Tanden’s request to withdraw her name from nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget,” President Biden said in a statement. “I have the utmost respect for her record of accomplishment, her experience and her counsel, and I look forward to having her serve in a role in my Administration. She will bring valuable perspective and insight to our work.”
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) sunk her nomination when he said he would not support her confirmation because of past comments she made on social media about lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
With Manchin saying he would not support her nomination, she would have needed one Republican senator’s support. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah have both said they oppose her confirmation.