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Republican senators signal they'll oppose Neera Tanden as Biden's OMB director

Neera Tanden, President-elect Joe Biden's choice for director of the Office of Management and Budget, is already facing resistance from Senate Republicans.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called her "maybe [Biden's] worst nominee so far," while his spokesperson tweeted Sunday night that she has "no chance" of getting confirmed by the Senate.

Writes The Associated Press, the reactions appear to not only be linked to differing policy views, but also Tanden's social media presence, which has featured frequent criticism of GOP lawmakers. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said her rhetoric was "filled with hate and guided by the woke left," and Sen. Kevin Cramer called her a "partisan activist."

Democrats were more welcoming of the choice, including people on the more progressive end of the political spectrum, like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), and Stacey Abrams, but she has faced some criticism from other progressive commentators, who have taken issue with her past stances on Social Security and Medicare.