UPDATE 1-Biden budget nominee Tanden apologizes for past tweets attacking Republicans

Neera Tanden, President JoeBiden’s nominee to head the U.S. Office of Management andBudget, apologized on Tuesday for past attacks on Republicans onsocial media, which have been a focus of opposition to hernomination from members of the party. When Biden picked Tanden, chief executive of theleft-leaning Center for American Progress think tank, inNovember, Republicans pointed to her past strong comments onTwitter, such as referring to Senate Republican Leader MitchMcConnell as “Moscow Mitch,” implying that he was working forRussia, or calling Republican Senator Susan Collins “criminallyignorant.”

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