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McCain, Kristol battle over Tanden nomination

Conservative pundit Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainCheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney Meghan McCain promises 'consequences' if Republicans oust Cheney MORE slammed fellow conservative Bill Kristol for praising President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' US officials testify on domestic terrorism in wake of Capitol attack MORE's pick for the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 

Biden is reportedly set to nominate Neera Tanden to the post of OMB director. Tanden currently serves as head of the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank and political action group. 

"Serious conservatives, responsible moderates, and hard-headed liberals should want a tough-minded OMB head," Kristol said on Monday. "OMB is where Cabinet secretaries' ill-considered projects go to die, where programs are evaluated, where trade-offs are made. Neera Tanden is the right person for the job." 
 
McCain, who was been critical of Biden as he ran for president, snapped at Kristol for embracing the idea of a liberal being nominated to head the agency responsible for balancing the administration's budget. 
 
"Please don't insult me and say as a serious conservative I should be supporting the head of the hard-left advocacy group Center for American Progress," McCain said. "Intellectually dishonest and craven on your part Bill." 
 
Kristol, a longtime conservative journalist and author, is a key member of the Never-Trump movement in the Republican Party. McCain, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP Ex-McSally aide pleads guilty to stealing over 0K in campaign funds DOJ: Arizona recount could violate civil rights laws MORE (R-Ariz.), serves as a co-host on ABC's "The View" and often offers the program a right-of-center perspective during discussions. 
 
Biden, in addressing the nation several times since being projected as the winner of the presidential election, has promised to unify the country and work as hard for citizens who voted against him as those who did not.