Sen Kennedy Demolished Biden's 'Comrade' Nominee
Biden has made some fairly extreme nominations since taking office but his nominee of Comptroller of the Currency, Saule Omarova has to be the absolute worst. Omarova who was born in Russia and graduated from Moscow State Univerisity in 1969. Omarova is also a member of the 'Young communist party' or was during her time in Russia.
Sen John Kennedy (LA-R) tore into Biden's nominee and ripped her to shred over her communist history and currently extreme socialist beliefs. Kennedy also blasted Omarova for joining a Marxist Facebook group in 2019 “to discuss socialist and anti-capitalist views.”
“I don’t know if I should call you ‘professor’ or ‘comrade,’ Mr. Kennedy told her.
“Senator, I am not a communist,” replied Ms. Omarova. “I do not subscribe to this ideology. I couldn’t choose where I was born. I don’t remember joining a Facebook group that adheres to this ideology. I would never knowingly join such a group. There is no trace of me actually participating in Marxist or Communist discussions of any kind. My family suffered under the communist regime.
The argument got heated when Mr. Kennedy asked about Ms. Omarova’s early years in the former Soviet Union and asked if she was a member of the “Young Communists”.
“Senator, I was born and raised in the Soviet Union,” she said. “Everyone in this country was a member of Komsomol, which was the communist youth organization because it was normal progress in school.”
Kenney then asked Omarova if she ever resigned from the communist party.
“I’m not interrupting. I hardly ever cut them off, ”Sherrod Brown (D-OH) rudely cut Kennedy off.
“But you always interrupt me, Mr. President,” replied Mr. Kennedy.
As the two lawmakers clashed over Senate interruptions and protocol, Mr. Brown chided his Republican colleague, “Senator Kennedy, senatorial courtesy does not kill personality either.”
Mr. Kennedy replied, “Well, that’s your opinion, but I have the right to ask questions without you interrupting me! “
Mr. Kennedy later said that while Ms. Omarova may believe what she wants in the United States, “we can’t just let anyone be the controller of the currency.”
“In 2020 you wrote another article called ‘The Climate Case for a National Investment Authority’ where you said, ‘What we need to do for the oil and gas industry is bankrupt it by the federal government, so we can fight climate change, ”Kennedy told him.
Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) grills Biden nominee Saule Omarova on allegations of past membership in communist groups: "I don't know whether to call you professor or comrade." pic.twitter.com/XjcAeawBBl
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When asked by Mr. Brown if she wanted to bankrupt the oil and gas companies, Ms. Omarova claimed, “No, senator, I do not want to. It was bad wording".
Just bad wording? Omarova offered to bankrupt the oil industry as a way to force the climate change initiative— That seems clearly worded to me. What about you?