However now, these exact same Republicans say Tanden is simply too partisan.
Their most important objection is that Tanden is an energetic Twitter consumer who goes to bat for Democrats and liberal ideas. Might be worse—she might have backed an effort to acquit a president who tried to steal a U.S. election by extorting a overseas ally to manufacture an investigation into his political foe. Nonetheless, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas—who did vote to clear Donald Trump of his assault on the U.S. Structure—is looking “radioactive.”
Actually, after Republicans jammed practically each Trump nominee by means of on partisan strains—to not point out confirming some 230 lifetime federal judges—Cornyn is shocked that Biden is not asking Republicans to dictate his picks prematurely.
“I actually am somewhat stunned, notably on the OMB nominee that there hadn’t been a minimum of some session,” Cornyn told Politico. “I imply a few of these issues might be prevented. And folks, , saved from the embarrassment.”
I imply, if Cornyn and the remainder of congressional Republicans aren’t embarrassed by the final 4 years of promoting their souls to probably the most corrupt U.S. president in historical past, then it is actually unimaginable to think about who else needs to be embarrassed by something … like, ever. It is not like Tanden put her hand on a Bible earlier than opening a Twitter account and swore an oath to chorus from saying something important whereas Republicans trashed our democracy, trampled the U.S. Structure, backed Trump’s overt embrace of white supremacists, and turned a blind eye on Trump’s pandemic slaughter of some 265,000 Individuals. Actually, anybody who stood by silently whereas Republicans greased the skids to fascism dedicated a profoundly unpatriotic act. Taken on the entire, Tanden’s objections to that course, vehement or in any other case, had been a stand for the republic.
However hey, taking that stand was “overtly partisan,” says Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who additionally voted for Mulvaney’s confirmation and Trump’s acquittal with out listening to from a single witness. Oh, and Portman’s additionally a self-proclaimed deficit hawk who voted for the $1.5 trillion greenback tax reduce that is projected to value Individuals excess of they received in return. However Tanden, we’re informed, needs to be embarrassed.