By Peter Schroeder - 02/07/13 03:33 PM EST
Democrats contend that DeMarco is letting his ideological outlook get in the way of empirical policy.
"Mr. DeMarco has demonstrated that he is not interested in obtaining real-world evidence that might contradict his pre-established views," they wrote.
The White House was stymied in its original attempt to replace DeMarco back in 2010. Their original nominee, Joseph Smith, was blocked by Republicans who accused him of being an "administration lapdog." The administration let that nomination expire with the close of the 111th Congress, and did not put forward any other nominee in the 112th.