Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, previously wrote multiple personal attacks via Twitter on a slew of people who Tanden now wants to vote for her to be confirmed to the post. 

Sen John Kennedy (R-LA) pressed her on these comments, repeatedly asking her, “did you mean them when you said them?”

At one point, Kennedy pointed out Tanden’s targeting of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), saying, “I mean, you called Sen. Sanders everything but an ignorant slut.”

Finally, Kennedy got Tanden to own up to her disturbing comments, with her admitting, “I must have meant them, but I really regret them.” 

Watch the heated line of questioning here:
 

Sen. Kennedy added at the end that he wanted the record to reflect he did not call Sen. Sanders an “ignorant slut.” 

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