Yet another senator has revealed their stance on Neera Tanden, Biden’s choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget and it’s not good news for Biden. Senator Chuck Grassley announced he will vote against Tanden’s confirmation.
The Hill reports:
When asked if he’d support Tanden’s nomination, he simply told the Capitol press pool, “No.”
“I said no and that’s all I’m going to say,” he responded when pressed for a reason.
The Iowa senator is the latest in a mushrooming number of centrist Republicans to come out against Tanden, whose nomination is hanging by the thinnest of threads in the Senate.
Several moderate Republicans, including Collins and Sens. Rob Portman (Ohio) and Mitt Romney (Utah), soon announced their own opposition. Grassley was among the Republicans the White House was still trying to win over, though some observers were skeptical he’d be convinced.
Tanden’s only hope rests with Sen. Lisa Murkowski who has yet to reveal how she plans to vote on the nomination.