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GOP ‘snowflake’ senator slammed for whining about Biden nominee’s mean tweets

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<p>Manchin announced his opposition to Tanden on Friday, opening the door for three Republicans to almost immediately follow: Senators Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, and Rob Portman and subsequently declared their opposition.</p><p>Tanden is a woman of color. Born to Indian immigrants, she has been president of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress for nearly a decade. She also served in both the Clinton and Obama White Houses and as an advisor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.</p><p>Manchin and Republicans have been attacking her over her admittedly mean tweets, many of which she chose to delete in an apparent effort to show contrition. She’s also repeatedly apologized.</p><p>But Tanden isn’t the only woman Manchin opposes, nor the only woman of color.</p><p>U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) is President Biden’s pick to be Secretary of the Interior. She would be the first Native American to run the $20+ billon agency, and the first Native American Cabinet Secretary.</p><p>Manchin declared he was unsure of her nomination on Monday.</p><p>That would be two of President Biden’s picks Manchin seemingly opposes, both women of color, and neither of grounds they are not qualified.</p><p>Manchin late last month also reportedly “<a href=”https://www.salon.com/2021/02/01/joe-manchin-snipes-at-kamala-harris-for-pressuring-him-to-vote-for-coronavirus-relief/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>sniped</a>” at Vice President Kamala Harris, after she visited West Virginia to drum up support for the administration’s coronavirus relief package.</p><p>Many say they are starting to see a pattern with Manchin, a Democrat so conservative there are three Republicans to the left of him. That pattern involves giving Republican presidents and male nominees, especially white male nominees, great deference, as his voting history proves.</p><div class=”twitter-tweet twitter-tweet-rendered” style=”display: flex; max-width: 550px; width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;”><iframe allowfullscreen=”true” allowtransparency=”true” class=”” data-tweet-id=”1364245677191102465″ frameborder=”0″ id=”twitter-widget-0″ scrolling=”no” src=”https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt=false&amp;embedId=twitter-widget-0&amp;frame=false&amp;hideCard=false&amp;hideThread=true&amp;id=1364245677191102465&amp;lang=en&amp;origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rawstory.com%2Fr%2Fentryeditor%2F2650730573%23&amp;theme=light&amp;widgetsVersion=889aa01%3A1612811843556&amp;width=550px” style=”position: static; visibility: visible; width: 550px; height: 282px; display: block; flex-grow: 1;” title=”Twitter Tweet”></iframe></div><script async=”” charset=”utf-8″ src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”></script>

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