Some say he will elect Haaland as interior minister
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Wednesday that he would vote for New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to serve as Home Secretary, clearing the way for her likely approval as the first Indian to run a cabinet agency.
Manchin, a moderate man from West Virginia, had publicly undecided during two days of hearings on Haaland’s nomination by President Joe Biden. Manchin caused political turmoil last week Announcement of plans for rejection Biden’s election as budget director Neera Tanden, a critical flaw that could affect her nomination in the equally divided Senate.
In contrast, Manchin said Haaland still deserved his vote Disagreements about …