President-elect BidenHer choice as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) raised eyebrows over an alleged fight she had with a progressive journalist over her former boss Hillary Clinton’s support for the Iraq war.
On Monday, Biden’s transition announced that Nira Tandin, head of the Liberal Thought Center for American Progress, would be the president-elect’s candidate to head the Office of Management and Budget.
However, a 2019 report from The New York Times pointed to an incident dating back to 2008 when she was a senior advisor to Sen at the time. Clinton during her first presidential election.
According to The Times, Tandin accompanied Clinton on what was supposed to be a “easy interview” with ThinkProgress, the liberal website run by the Center for American Progress.
Faiz Shaker, ThinkProgress Editor-in-Chief who most recently was Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager for the 2020 presidential election, questioned the senator for his vote in favor of the Iraq War.
The newspaper stated, “Ms. Tandin responded by responding to Mr. Shaker after the interview, and according to someone in the room, he punched him in the chest.”
According to a recent interview by Tandin, “still angry” at the time, she recalls, “I didn’t hit him, I pushed him.”
Biden’s transfer did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. Fox News also contacted Shaker for comment.
Tandin’s nomination for Director of the Office of Operations Management (OMB) sparked a reaction on both sides of the corridor. Conservatives criticized the liberal activist for inflating the infamous Steele dossier during the Russia investigation, and promoting the unfounded plot that Russia had broken through the 2016 vote to give President Trump a victory.
Progressives were also vocal against her appointment as she was outright opposition to Sanders during the Democratic primary.