Controversial Biden Treasury pick Saule Omarova has withdrawn her name from consideration for the role of comptroller of the currency as it has become increasingly clear she would not get approved.
In reaction Rep. Dan Crenshaw tweeted “America scores another victory against the Marxists.”
“I am writing to you today with a request to withdraw my candidacy from further consideration for the position of the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency,” Omarova said. “It was a great honor and a true privilege to be nominated by President Biden to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency overseeing the U.S. national banking system.”
She added that the reason she withdrew is because “at this point in the process … it is no longer tenable for me to continue as a Presidential nominee.”
According to report, 5 Democrats were against her confirmation.
Per the Hill, the five were:
Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
Mark Warner (D-Va.)
Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.)
John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.)
Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.)
A White House official had told Axios in last November “The White House continues to strongly support her historic nomination. Saule Omarova is eminently qualified for this position. She has been treated unfairly since her nomination with unacceptable red-baiting from Republicans like it’s the McCarthy era.”
Senator Marco Rubio had written on Twitter last month “Saule Omarova supports abolishing private bank accounts, using govt to bankrupt energy companies & creating a Soviet style “National Investment Authority.”
“She supports communist policies & a communist should not be our Comptroller of the Currency,” he added.
Senator John Kennedy had said to Omarova in-person “I don’t know whether to call you professor or comrade.”
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA): “I don’t know whether to call you professor or comrade.”
Someone off-camera: “Oh my goodness.”
Dr. Saule Omarova, Biden’s comptroller currency pick: “I’m not a communist. I do not subscribe to that ideology. I could not choose where I was born.” pic.twitter.com/CEiCWNwx2N
— The Recount (@therecount) November 18, 2021
The FreeBeacon reported “President Joe Biden’s pick for the nation’s top banking regulator, who received a scholarship named for Vladimir Lenin, scrubbed her résumé of a reference to a thesis she wrote on Karl Marx while a student at Moscow State University.”
Omarova has also taken heat for her past tweets including one where she wrote “Until I came to the US, I couldn’t imagine that things like gender pay gap still existed in today’s world. Say what you will about old USSR, there was no gender pay gap there.”