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McCain, Kristol battle over Tanden nomination

Conservative pundit Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainCindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts' Arizona county's Republican committee debates censuring Cindy McCain Celebrities, Trump supporters react to banning of president's Twitter account MORE slammed fellow conservative Bill Kristol for praising President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP Iran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries 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 McCainThe best way to handle veterans, active-duty military that participated in Capitol riot Cindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts' Arizona state GOP moves to censure Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake 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.