Friday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio ripped r. Saule Omarova, President Biden’s comptroller currency pick.
Rubio wrote “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.
Earlier, Senator John Kennedy 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
According to a report from Chuck Ross of the Free Beacon last month “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. Market doesn’t always ‘know best,.”
Per the report:
Saule Omarova, who Biden tapped to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, listed a paper titled “Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in The Capital” on her résumé as recently as 2017. But the paper was not disclosed on the version of the résumé reported last month by the Washington Free Beacon. Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.), the ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, pressed Omarova about the discrepancy in a letter on Tuesday asking her to hand over a copy of her report.
Omarova, a professor at Cornell Law School, has already proved a controversial nominee. She has said she wants to “end banking as we know it” by providing bank services through the Federal Reserve rather than private banks. She has also proposed the creation of a federal agency called the National Investment Authority, which would coordinate long-term national economic strategy and infrastructure development for the United States. Omarova, who left the Soviet Union after graduating from Moscow State in 1989, has praised the Soviet Union for eliminating the gender pay gap.
Toomey asked Omarova to provide a copy of the original thesis to the Senate banking committee by Oct. 13. He said in a statement that neither Omarova nor the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency agreed to hand over the thesis. He noted that presidential nominees are required to submit all copies of their published writings.
Omarova did not respond to questions about the thesis or the revision to her résumé. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency also did not respond to requests for comment.
Omarova is also under fire for an unearthed video where she says she wants oil, coal, and gas companies to go bankrupt.
“We want them to go bankrupt if we want to tackle climate change,” Omarova says in the video.
Biden nominee Saule Omarova saying the quiet part out loud. On the oil, coal and gas industries:
"We want them to go bankrupt if we want to tackle climate change." pic.twitter.com/luMR2HEMK9
— BidenNoms, A Project of AAF (@bidennoms) November 9, 2021
Senator Tom Cotton tweeted in response “This unhinged socialist wants millions of Americans who work in the energy industry to go bankrupt. And Joe Biden picked her as his top banking nominee.”
This unhinged socialist wants millions of Americans who work in the energy industry to go bankrupt.
And Joe Biden picked her as his top banking nominee. https://t.co/RFBsXaGcRv
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) November 10, 2021