WBO nominee Neera Tanden apologizes for anti-Republican tweets

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WASHINGTON – Neera Tanden, chosen by President Biden to head the Office of Management and Budget, said she regretted previous comments she made while leading a center-left think tank and vowed not to be partisan if the Senate confirmed the role. . “I know there have been some concerns about my previous language on social media, and I regret that language and take responsibility for it,” Tanden said in opening remarks at his confirmation hearing before the Government Affairs and National Security Committee of the Senate. . He did not specify which comments he was referring to.

She described herself as a “passionate advocate” in her previous role as director of the Center for American Progress. But he added: “I understand that the role of the OMB director requires bipartisan action, as well as non-partisan adherence to facts and evidence.” In recent years, Tanden has used Twitter to criticize then-President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers, while also fighting with the left wing of the Democratic Party. An expanded version of this article appears on WSJ.com Popular WSJ.com Stories: