Biden’s controversial cabinet nominee to run the Office of Management and Budget had her confirmation vote abruptly canceled today by the HSGAC Senate Committee:
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) and Budget Committees postponed planned business meetings Wednesday where they were supposed to vote on Neera Tanden, President Biden’s pick to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget.
An official notice that the Tanden markup was postponed went out on the HSGAC website. A source familiar told Fox News that “Tanden’s budget markup is postponed” shortly before the Budget Committee sent out its official notice.
Postponed. Yeah, because they can’t find enough Democrats to approve of her nomination in the full Senate and, so far, no Republicans are coming to her rescue.
Joe Manchin said he was a no vote a few days ago and the typical RINOS in the Senate have also come out against her nomination. Murkowski, however, hasn’t indicated yet where she will vote. But if she turns out to be a no vote, then even with Kamala’s help Democrats don’t have enough votes because of the 50-50 Senate.
The White House is still publicly supporting Tanden’s nomination:
Neera Tanden is a leading policy expert who brings critical qualifications to the table during this time of unprecedented crisis.
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) February 24, 2021
But CNN says there are already talks to replace her going on behind the scenes because her nomination is all but doomed at this point. UNLESS Murkowski pulls one of her usual stunts and comes out to support Tanden. While I don’t think that will happen in this case, because her RINO pals are voting against Tanden, it’s still very possible. Remember, Murkowski was the sole Republican to oppose Kavanaugh.