WASHINGTON (AP) — The nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget has taken a big hit.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Friday that he will oppose her confirmation.
He says her past statements about lawmakers on social media would have a toxic effect on the working relationship between the budget office and members of Congress.
His opposition threatens her chances of confirmation in the 50-50 Senate.
During her confirmation hearing, Tanden apologized for spending years attacking top Republicans on social media.
Biden said Friday that he still thought there would be enough votes to confirm her.