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As debate rages in Congress over spending packages and election reform bills, Senate confirmations for President Joe Biden’s executive branch nominees continue to move forward.
Some higher profile nominees—such as Neera Tanden as director of the Office of Management and Budget and David Chipman as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—attracted enough critical attention to sink their nominations.
But Biden nominees such as Tracy Stone-Manning, his choice to run the Bureau of Land Management, have flown largely under the radar.
“I think she’s indicative of this pattern in the Biden administration of where they’re just not bothering [to vet nominees] and they’re just pushing [them] through,” says Tom Jones, co-founder of American Accountability Foundation, a nonpartisan educational organization that highlights the administration’s appointments.
Jones joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss some of Biden’s most problematic nominees and why Americans should keep a close eye on the process.
We also cover these stories:
- Biden says he has “great confidence” in Gen. Mark Milley to continue as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff despite published reports that Milley secretly spoke with a Chinese counterpart near the end of the Trump administration.
- Former President Donald Trump criticizes Milley’s reported actions, as do Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul.
- Republican governors accuse the Biden administration of playing politics with the COVID-19 pandemic after the White House announces it will restrict distribution of an effective treatment to fight the coronavirus.
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