Democrats and their allies are beginning to suggest Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is both sexist and racist for opposing Biden nominee Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget.
Manchin, who holds a crucial swing vote in the Senate, has come out against Tanden for her past “overtly partisan statements” that he fears “will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next” OMB director.
“Women’s rights activists and allied Democrats are growing increasingly vocal about what they call the unfair targeting of women and people of color nominated by Joe Biden to top posts in his administration,” a lengthy report published Monday at Politico argued.
“Their fears had been bubbling for weeks, as Biden’s nominees of color came under sharp attack from conservative groups or saw their nominations delayed or opposed in greater numbers,” the report added. “But the worries burst out into the open over the weekend as Neera Tanden’s nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget neared defeat at the hands of a Democrat.”
Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), head of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, suggested there is a “double standard” when it comes to nominees.
“There’s a double standard going on,” accused Chu. “Her (Tanden) nomination is very significant for us Asian American and Pacific Islanders. I do believe that this double standard has to do with the fact that she would be a pioneer in that position.”
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