A spokesman for Republican Sen. John Cornyn stated Sunday night time there may be “zero probability” the Senate will affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s expected nominee to go the Workplace of Administration and Price range.
“Neera Tanden, who has an infinite stream of disparaging feedback concerning the Republican Senators’ whose votes she’ll want, stands zero probability of being confirmed,” Cornyn’s communications director, Drew Brandewie, wrote on Twitter.
Tanden is the president and CEO of the liberal suppose tank Heart for American Progress. She beforehand served as a senior adviser to Obama’s Well being and Human Companies Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
If nominated, as reported by a number of media shops earlier Sunday, Tanden would want 51 Senate votes to safe the function.
Republicans presently maintain 50 seats for subsequent session to the Democrats’ 48. Social gathering management might be determined with two upcoming Senate runoff elections in Georgia.
If Democrats win each seats in Georgia, the Senate could be deadlocked at 50-50, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris breaking any tie votes.
With Submit wires