Neera Tanden’s Senate committee votes postponed
Signs of trouble for Tanden began late last week, when Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said that he would oppose her nomination, citing her previous tweets criticizing senators in both parties. Manchin’s opposition means that Tanden would need at least one Republican to support her in order for her to be confirmed.
But as public opposition grew this week from moderates like Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Tanden’s nomination neared an implosion. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), another moderate, has not yet said whether she’ll support the nominee. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who sits on the Homeland Security committee, has also not indicated how she’ll vote on Tanden.
The White House so far is showing little sign of accepting defeat. Even after the…