Monday, November 30, 2020

President of Liberal Think Tank CAP Tapped as Biden's OMB Chief

Here is more from the Wall Street Journal:

President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to nominate Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget is already stirring tensions on Capitol Hill, where Republicans say her past comments will threaten her confirmation and undercut the new president’s pledge to calm political waters.

Ms. Tanden, currently the head of the Center for American Progress, a center-left think tank, has become an early lightning rod in Mr. Biden’s rollout of his team in part due to comments she has made on Twitter. She has used the platform to regularly criticize President Trump and Republican lawmakers, including floating allegations involving Russia, while also tussling with the left wing of the Democratic Party.


Fox News notes that Tanden privately trashed him in 2015, saying he would make Hillary Clinton look better by comparison.

Socialist magazine Jacobin says the Tanden pick "even is worse than you thought."

NBC lists five things to know about Neera Tanden.

If Biden gets confirmed by the Senate, it is unclear who would replace who as head of CAP.