A spokesperson for Texas Sen. John Cornyn said there’s no chance that Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Neera Tanden gets confirmed.
“Neera Tanden, who has an endless stream of disparaging comments about the Republican Senators’ whose votes she’ll need, stands zero chance of being confirmed,” Drew Brandewie said in a tweet on Sunday night.
Tanden would need 51 votes in the Senate to become head of the OMB. Democrats currently control 48 seats. If they are able to win both seats in Georgia senate runoffs in January then they’ll win control of the senate.
Earlier on Sunday, Biden announced his economic team with three women in the top role.
Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget. Cecilia Rouse, a Princeton economist, to lead the Council of Economic Advisers and Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo, for deputy Treasury Secretary, serving under Yellen. If confirmed, he would be the first Black deputy Treasury Secretary.