Lisa Murkowski to Neera Tanden: ‘High on My Own Supply? That’s Interesting’

Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-AK., questions Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee at the US Capitol in Washington DC, on February 23, 2021. (Leigh Vogel/AFP via Getty Images)
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Neera Tanden, nominee for Office of Management and Budget (OMB), wrote on Twitter that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is “high on her supply.” Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim confronted Murkowski Wednesday about the reports of Tanden’s attack.

Murkowski’s response to the discovery was, “High on my own supply? That’s interesting”:

After Seung Min Kim’s report of Murkowski’s response to the attack, Kim tweeted Thursday morning some hate mail she had received for reporting Murkowski’s response:

The shocking revelation comes amid Tanden’s sinking nomination in need of every last vote, especially moderate Murkowski’s.

The episode began when Murkowski tweeted in 2017 about lowering the corporate tax rate. Tanden retweeted back, “No offense but this sounds like you’re high on your own supply” and “You know, we know, and everyone knows this is all garbage. Just stop”:

Tanden’s nomination is in dire straits, as Sens. Joe Manchin (R-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Susan Collins (R-ME) confirmed they will oppose Tanden’s confirmation.

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