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The West Virginia Democratic senator said Tandens past statements attacking lawmakers "will have a toxic and detrimental impact" on her ties with Congress if …

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Manchin Opposes Neera Tanden Nomination For OMB Director The West Virginia Democratic senator said Tanden’s past statements attacking lawmakers “will have a toxic and detrimental impact” on her ties with Congress if she were to lead the budget office.

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February 19, 20215:19 PM ET

Neera Tanden, nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies during a Senate committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Feb. 10, 2021.

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Neera Tanden, nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies during a Senate committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Feb. 10, 2021.

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Updated at 5:49 p.m. ET

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said he is opposing President Biden’s nominee to run the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden. The White House is standing by the nomination even as Manchin’s opposition makes it more precarious.

Manchin cited negative comments about Republicans that Tanden made while running the left-leaning think tank Center for American Progress. The social media remarks have been scrutinized, largely on the right, since her nomination.

“I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget. For this reason, I cannot support her nomination,” said Manchin, who has a history of breaking with his party.

At her confirmation hearing last week, .

“I do think the last several years have been very polarizing and I apologize for my language that has contributed to that,” Tanden told members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. “I know it’s on me to demonstrate to this committee and to Republican members and Democratic members I can work with anyone.”

Manchin’s stance is a blow to Tanden’s nomination in a Senate divided 50-50 between the parties. She would need at least one Republican senator to vote in her favor. in supporting other Biden nominees, but those picks have not been as controversial.

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