Amid Wavering Confirmation Fight, Reporter Shows Lisa Murkowski a 2017 Tweet from Neera Tanden Slamming Her


Joe Manchin opposing Neera Tanden — President Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of the Office of Management and Budget — means at least one Republican needs to vote for her in the evenly-divided Senate.

Right now there’s particular focus on Senator Lisa Murkowski (R- AK) and whether she could potentially support Tanden.

But one of the reasons Republicans and Manchin oppose Tanden is how she has gone after senators on Twitter in the past, and reporters uncovered a 2017 tweet of Tanden slamming Murkowski and calling her “high on your own supply” that has not been deleted.

And, well, Murkowski was presented with that tweet Wednesday by Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim:

Per multiple reporters, Murkowski said she hadn’t seen the tweet before and that she has not made a decision on Tanden yet:

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