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Neera Tanden nomination as budget chief WITHDRAWN over tweets slamming lawmakers in first cabinet blow for Biden

PRESIDENT Joe Biden on Tuesday withdrew his nomination of Neera Tanden for Office of Management and Budget director following her controversial tweets. 

In a statement, Biden announced that Tanden requested to no longer be considered but that he would find another position for her. 

Neera Tanden requested that she no longer be considered for the Office of Management and Budget director role

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Neera Tanden requested that she no longer be considered for the Office of Management and Budget director roleCredit: AP:Associated Press

“I have accepted Neera Tanden’s request to withdraw her name from nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget,” Biden stated.

“I have the utmost respect for her record of accomplishment, her experience and her counsel, and I look forward to having her serve in a role in my Administration.”

Biden added that Tanden “will bring valuable perspective and insight to our work.”

During her confirmation hearing, Tanden was grilled about her past comments about members of both the Democratic and Republican parties.

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