Biden accepts Neera Tanden’s nomination withdrawal as Budget Chief

American political consultant and former government official Neera Tanden withdrew her nomination as Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget after key senators made it clear that they would not vote for her.

President Biden accepted her withdrawal and said, “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.”

“Unfortunately, it now seems clear that there is no path forward to gain confirmation, and I do not want continued consideration of my nomination to be a distraction from your other priorities,” Tanden wrote to Biden in her withdrawal letter.

Tanden’s confirmation had been long going controversy over her tweets on several Republican and Democratic Senators, including those from her own Democratic Party.

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