President Biden’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden is suffering a major blowback Monday in dooming her chances to be confirmed as three moderate Republicans and one Democrat have all said in recent days that they will not vote on supporting her nomination.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) pressed Attorney General nominee Judge Merrick Garland during his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing whether a reported federal probe into New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo handling of nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic would be compromised due to a personal family tie from one of his top aide, who happens to be the person that admitted to the revelation of the cover-up of the state’s nursing home COVID-19 death toll data.
After calling more than a dozen other world leaders since taking office, President Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel finally spoke in an hour-long phone conversation on Wednesday, a call that happened a month into his presidency that is seen as a forecast of a new foreign policy shift towards U.S. strongest ally as his administration is working behind the scenes to bring back the Iran nuclear deal.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended a dubious blatant lie Vice President Kamala Harris said in an interview by claiming that the Trump administration failed to craft a national vaccine plan, insisting that the Biden administration was “starting from scratch” and was left with “no stockpile” of vaccines.
President Biden said Tuesday he’s pushing for K-8 schools to reopen full-time by the end of his first 100 days in office, contradicting his confusing White House less ambitious benchmark in having only one day a week of in-person learning by saying they were inaccurate and stemmed from “a mistake in the communication.”
President Biden in his first softball townhall of his presidency falsely claimed that when he entered office last month, there no coronavirus vaccines available, despite the fact he was fully vaccinated before being sworn-in as Commander-in-Chief.