Imply-tweets Neera Tanden changing Susan Rice as home coverage chief
Could 5, 2023 | 12:27pm
WASHINGTON — President Biden introduced Friday that Neera Tanden will replace Susan Rice as his home coverage adviser — two years after Teeth’s online craze in opposition to Republicans and non-establishment Democrats doomed her possibilities of Senate affirmation as finances director.
Tanden, 52, is the previous president of the rich donor and corporation-funded Heart for American Progress.
She’s going to take over the 58-year-old Rice’s upstairs workplace within the West Wing after serving since late 2021 as Biden’s staff secretary.
“I’m happy to announce that Neera Tanden will proceed to drive the formulation and implementation of my home coverage, from financial mobility and racial fairness to well being care, immigration, and training,” a press release attributed to Biden mentioned.
“As Senior Advisor and Employees Secretary, Neera oversaw decision-making processes throughout my home, financial, and nationwide safety groups. She has 25 years of expertise in public coverage, has served three Presidents, and led one of many largest suppose tanks within the nation for almost a decade.”
Stefanie Feldman will substitute Tanden as workers secretary.
Tanden’s 2021 nomination to be the director of the White Home Workplace of Administration and Finances failed when her nasty attack-tweets surfaced — with fellow Democrats sinking her probabilities.
The White Home home coverage adviser job doesn’t require Senate affirmation.
Tanden deleted greater than 1,000 tweets throughout her failed quest to steer OMB, together with assaults on Republicans and non-centrist Democrats alike.
Her posts trashed the 2016 presidential bid of socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as Russia’s choice in opposition to Democratic Social gathering favourite Hillary Clinton and accused average Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) of being “excessive” on her “personal provide.”
In a humorous second throughout Tanden’s affirmation listening to, Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) quipped at her: “You referred to as Sen. Sanders every part but an ignorant slut.”
“That’s not true, Senator!” Tanden exclaimed — as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joked right into a sizzling mic, “I wouldn’t have mentioned ignorant!”
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) at one level reminded Tanden of her numerous assaults on the identical senators she wanted for affirmation: “You wrote that Susan Collins is ‘the worst’, that Tom Cotton is a ‘fraud,’ that ‘vampires have extra coronary heart’ than Ted Cruz. You referred to as Chief McConnell ‘Moscow Mitch’ and ‘Voldemort.’”
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) mentioned he opposed Tanden as a result of “her overtly partisan statements may have a poisonous and detrimental influence on the vital working relationship between members of Congress and the subsequent director of the Workplace of Administration and Finances.”
“I’ve fastidiously reviewed Neera Tanden’s public statements and tweets that had been personally directed in direction of my colleagues on either side of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others,” Manchin mentioned on the time.
Rice, who’s departing as home coverage adviser, additionally has a reputed imply streak.
Present and former White Home officers blasted Rice to the left-leaning American Prospect journal final yr and accused her of making an “abusive” and “dehumanizing” office — and he or she introduced her departure after standing accused of ignoring reviews that younger migrants who illegally crossed the US-Mexico border had been launched to businessmen who exploited them for youngster labor.
Rice at one level “berated” Well being and Human Providers Secretary Xavier Becerra and accused him of incompetence in processing migrants on the border, according to the Could 2022 American Prospect article.
At a gathering the place Biden additionally expressed his frustration to Becerra, Rice allegedly handed a word to a colleague saying of Becerra: “Don’t assist him.”
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