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Biden Withdraws Neera Tanden’s Name From Nominations Over Her Harsh Tweets

If voted to power, Neera Tanden would have been the first woman of colour to head the Office of Management and Budget.

President Joe Biden has withdrawn the nomination of an Indo-American Neera Tanden to be the White House budget director after her nomination came into hard opposition over a series of tweets.

The decision came after several senators denied to vote for Neera Tanden to be in the administration over a series of her tweets undermining the lawmakers.

“I have accepted Neera Tanden’s request to withdraw her name from nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget,” said Biden to Neera Tanden’s resignation.

“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,” he added.

Tanden who is currently heading a progressive think tank lost her vote bank after a Democrat and multiple moderate Republicans refused to vote for her.

“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 withdrawing her name after facing a backlash.

Her failure makes the moderate Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia a powerful senator as he was the first one to announce that he will not support her.

Tanden had made condemnatory tweets on Republicans and Democrats, on the chief executive of pharmaceutical firm Mylan after the company raised the cost of its anti-allergy EpiPen and also on Manchin’s daughter in 2016.

If voted to power, Neera Tanden would have been the first woman of colour to head the Office of Management and Budget.

Earlier she has served in the administrations of former Democratic Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

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