You can pick anyone you want to do just about any job you want. You can hire anyone to mow your lawn for example.
The problem is that you have to accept the consequences if your pick goes totally haywire. For example, if you hire that kid to mow your lawn and they don’t cut it right you have to go back and do it yourself.
This leads me to Joe Biden. Sure, after the election he began lining up his cabinet posts and nominations, but the thought never occurred to him as it comes to what to do if people in his own party think that his picks are terrible.
Joe Biden’s newest cabinet pick is so radical that even Democrats are turning on her. On February 19, a prominent Democrat announced that he will be opposing the nomination of Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget.
With the balance of power in the Senate being 50-50, even losing one Democrat senator’s vote will destroy a nominee’s chances at being confirmed.
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who is known as the most moderate Democrat in Congress, has announced his opposition to Neera Tanden’s nomination.
The main reason behind opposition to Tanden is her social media history, as several senators on both sides of the aisle have raised concerns about her radical posts.
“I have carefully reviewed Nerra Tanden’s public statements and tweets that were personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others,” Manchin said in a statement. “I believe her overly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget. For this reason, I cannot support her nomination.”
“As I have said before, we must take meaningful steps to end the political division and dysfunction that pervades our politics. At a time of grave crisis, it is more important than ever that we chart a new bipartisan course that helps address the many serious challenges our nation is facing,” he added.