John Podesta’s right hand gal has decided she couldn’t pass the scrutiny. The party’s over.
|Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief|
|Neera Tanden has withdrawn her nomination to head President Biden’s White House budget office after her prospects of Senate confirmation flamed out.|
Tanden, who would have been the first woman of color to lead the Office of Management and Budget, faced scrutiny over mean tweets she had written about Republicans and progressive Democrats alike in her previous role heading the Center for American Progress think tank.
Tanden got her start in politics working for the 1988 presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis. Years later, she worked in the Bill Clinton White House, where she served as associate director for domestic policy; she also served as senior policy adviser to then-first lady Hillary Clinton. Later, Tanden went to work for Hillary Clinton, serving as legislative director and deputy campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s senate campaign. She went on to serve as policy director for Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign.
Tanden later worked as director of domestic policy for the Obama-Biden presidential campaign. During the Obama administration, Tanden was senior adviser for health reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working on provisions of the Affordable Care Act.