Senate Republicans could restore a bit of civility by confirming Neera Tanden
On a wall somewhere, I have a historical artifact. It’s only two decades old, but it might as well be on papyrus in Aramaic. It’s the Senate tally sheet from Jan. 23, 2001, recording my unanimous confirmation as director of the Office of Management and Budget. Along with Colin Powell’s as secretary of state and Donald Rumsfeld’s as defense secretary, my confirmation was moved through a Senate controlled by the opposition party on its first meeting day of the new year.
Originally published: December 22, 2020
Author: Mitch Daniels
Institution: Purdue University
Published by: The Washington Post