The White House on Tuesday pulled Neera Tanden’s nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget amid opposition from key senators, dealing the first Cabinet-level defeat for President Joe Biden.Biden said in a statement that Tanden had requested to withdraw her name from consideration, and that she would still serve in his administration.

“I have the utmost respect for her record of accomplishment, her experience and her counsel,” Biden said. He added, “She will bring valuable perspective and insight to our work.

The former Clinton campaign aide and president of the left-leaning think tank Center for American Progress came under fire during the confirmation process for past critical comments of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

Biden and the Establishment can not get any dumber