Sinema has not been publicly declared, though the official’s comments suggest the Arizona Independent has signaled to the White House that it has reservations about the candidate. Sinema generally does not predict her grades. A spokesman declined to comment.
With Republicans expected to be universally against Su’s confirmation, he can only lose one person from the Democratic caucus and still get confirmed. No Republican should support his nomination.
« President Biden and his team continue to fight for Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su to be confirmed because she is highly skilled, experienced and has proven herself time and time again when it comes to helping American workers and our economy. » , the White House said. official said.
Su is currently the acting Labor secretary and is garnering strong support from most of the Democratic Party. But Manchin, who is weighing a reelection in his red state, voted against a steadily growing number of President Joe Biden’s nominees.
Su received some good news Thursday, as Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) said in an interview that he will support his nomination. But Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) also hasn’t publicly indicated whether he will vote to confirm Su, whose nomination has been languishing in the Senate for months.
It is not yet clear whether Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will carry Su’s nomination on the Senate floor. He said earlier this week that she « will make a very good Labor secretary and we are working hard to get her through ».
Some Democrats want Su to stay on as interim secretary regardless of her confirmation prospects. Su was confirmed as deputy secretary of labor exactly two years ago – and won Manchin’s backing for that lower tier position.
Su has served as interim secretary since Marty Walsh left in March to lead the NHL Players’ Association. Biden moved quickly to nominate Su, who has strong support from Asian American and Pacific Islander unions and advocacy organizations. Su would be Biden’s first AAPI cabinet secretary, along with three other cabinet members.
Ma Su has faced a barrage of criticism for her previous job overseeing California’s flawed unemployment insurance program, as well as her political stances on hot topics like rules governing independent contractors and franchised businesses. Su has encountered a series of resistances in recent weeks, although he has yet to conquer them publicly.
It’s unclear what the administration would do if Su wasn’t confirmed. While several names were tossed around as word got out that Walsh was entertaining NHLPA work, there is no obvious backup selection. And while Su may continue to serve as interim secretary indefinitely, business groups have threatened to contest the stock she signs if she does so without Senate confirmation.