Democratic Sen. Manchin says he'll oppose Biden's budget nominee Tanden

Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, said Friday he opposes the nomination of Neera Tanden to run the White House's Office of Management and Budget. Manchin cited what he called her past "overtly partisan statements" and said they'd have a "toxic" impact on working with lawmakers. Tanden in recent years used Twitter to criticize former President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers, and has also been critical of the liberal Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. Manchin's statement may doom Tanden's nomination, as she would need 51 Senate votes for approval. Democrats control 50 Senate seats, and Vice President Kamala Harris can break a tie.

Democratic Sen. Manchin says he'll oppose Biden's budget nominee Tanden

Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, said Friday he contradicts the designation of Neera Tanden to run the White House's Office of Management and Budget. Manchin refered to what he called her past "plainly hardliner proclamations" and said they'd have a "poisonous" sway on working with legislators. Tanden lately utilized Twitter to reprimand previous President Donald Trump and Republican administrators, and has likewise been condemning of the liberal Vermont free Sen. Bernie Sanders. Manchin's assertion may destine Tanden's assignment, as she would require 51 Senate votes in favor of endorsement. Leftists control 50 Senate seats, and Vice President Kamala Harris can break a tie.