Analysis | Biden’s SBA nominee is said to be the country’s tallest Muslim. The GOP won’t let him get a vote.
Prolonged deadlocks like this can lead to a president withdrawing a nomination or a candidate deciding it’s not worth the frustration. So far, Biden has stuck with Syed, a Pakistan-born, American-educated, California-based entrepreneur in software, healthcare and artificial intelligence. He can’t speak for himself because, as usual, the White House doesn’t allow nominees to be interviewed while they’re pending.