Breaking: White House giving up on Neera Tanden

The White House plans to withdraw the nomination of Neera Tanden as director of the Office of Management and Budget as early as Tuesday evening, according to people familiar with the matter.

Tanden was facing bipartisan opposition from senators due to past intemperate comments she made on her Twitter feed. Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) announced last month that he would oppose her, meaning Tanden would need the support of at least one Republican to be confirmed in the evenly-divided Senate…

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has been weighing whether to support Tanden and met with the nominee earlier this week. Murkowski reiterated earlier Tuesday that she remained undecided on Tanden.