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Excerpt: "Tanden was the wrong choice to head a federal agency that is vital in the regulatory process."

Neera Tanden. (photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Neera Tanden. (photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

ALSO SEE: White House Withdraws Neera Tanden's
Nomination as OMB Chief

Statement on Withdrawal of Tanden Nomination

By RootsAction

03 March 21


ootsAction is proud to have led the progressive opposition to Neera Tanden’s nomination and heartened that she will not be OMB director. The opposition of Republican senators over nasty tweets was of course hypocritical and absurd, given their muted response to years of Trump’s tweeting. But it was inexcusable for Democratic senators to be silent about the legitimate reasons to oppose her nomination -- the potential conflicts of interest raised by her years of coziness with powerful corporate elites. That silence may be explained by the fact that Democrats in the Senate are beholden to some of the same corporate donors that lavishly bankroll Tanden’s think tank.Tanden was the wrong choice to head a federal agency that is vital in the regulatory process. It strains credulity to contend that she would have been a true advocate for the public interest after many years of dutifully serving corporate interests.

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