The complaints against senators who will reject the nominee for President Biden’s Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, are an example of how the left uses “identity politics,” Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce said Tuesday. .
“Some of the complaints we’ve been hearing is that it’s because of their race and their gender is the reason their nomination is in trouble. That’s the most racist and sexist thing you can say because you’re arguing here that they shouldn’t” No They must be asking tough questions, they shouldn’t point fingers … They’re just being mean, “Bruce told” Fox & Friends. ”
The host of “Get Tammy Bruce” on Fox Nation noted that “many people of color and women” who “have gone through the Senate confirmation process have been fine.”
“People should realize this is not just that kind of section of politics. It’s about identity politics,” Bruce said.
NEERA TANDEN, XAVIER BECERRA UNDER FIRE AS THE NOMINATED BIDEN FIGHT TO SURVIVE THE CONFIRMATION BATTLES
President Biden is behind a pair of cabinet picks facing uphill battles, including Neera Tanden, his nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, and Xavier Becerra, his pick for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, as A growing number of senators have pledged to oppose his confirmations.
Tanden’s confirmation appears to be the most in jeopardy after several indefinite voting senators, including at least one Democrat, announced plans to vote against his confirmation. The former president of the liberal Center for American Progress was repeatedly criticized during her confirmation hearing, as Republicans pointed to hostile tweets she posted against various lawmakers, many of whom she deleted late last year.
During that hearing, Senator Ron Portman, R-Ohio, gave examples of “some of the thousands of negative public statements” Tanden has made. These included her calling Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, “the worst” and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., A “fraud,” saying that “vampires have more heart than Ted Cruz” and referring to then- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Ky., as “Moscow Mitch” and “Voldemort”, in reference to the Harry Potter villain.
Portman said that even after Tanden deleted the tweets, there were still nine pages of posts about Cruz that were still posted.
“I wonder, specifically, how do you plan to fix the barriers and build relationships with the members of Congress that you have attacked through your public statements?” Portman asked.
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Bruce explained that “the goal of identity politics” is “to argue that certain people shouldn’t have to answer questions and that they should be treated differently.”
“That again goes into this argument, which is the sexist and racist argument that certain types of people should be handled with child gloves when, in fact, they can handle that field,” Bruce said.
“I mean, it should be more about whether or not the senators were insulted and where these people are and if they are competent.”
Brooke Singman of Fox News contributed to this report.