Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden’s controversial lefty pick for head of the Treasury Department’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a Soviet-born communist.
Omarova, a Cornell University law professor has courted controversy with eyebrow-raising academic writings on regulation, which include recently advocating for the end of banking “as we know it” by moving Americans’ finances from private banks to the Federal Reserve.
Omarova, who was born in Kazakhstan in the former Soviet Union and moved to the US in 1991 to pursue her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, has also slammed the culture on Wall Street as a “quintessential a–hole industry” and praised the former Soviet Union’s lack of a gender pay gap.
After President Joe Biden’s controversial lefty pick for head of the Treasury Department’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Republicans grilled Omarova and painted her as a radical socialist during her nomination hearing.
“I don’t know whether to call you professor or comrade,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) snarked at one point during the hearing.
Other members of the committee gave extreme critiques of Omarova, with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) saying he could not “think of a nominee more poorly suited to be the comptroller of the currency based solely on [her] public positions, statements and the weight of [her] writings than [Omarova.]”
In his opening remarks, committee ranking member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) accused Omarova of a “long history of promoting ideas that she herself describes as ‘radical.’ I agree that they’re radical and they can fairly be described also as socialist.
“She has a plan for the government, through the Fed, to replace the free market and setting what she calls, and I quote, ‘systemically important prices,’ end quote,” Toomey went on.
In his closing remarks, Toomey labeled Omarova’s policies and ideas as “consistent with a socialist view of a command and control economy,” saying she is promoting “anti-Democratic ideas.” Rep. Tester also pressed Omarova on her public comments on the oil industry, particularly regarding bankrupting oil companies.
And we all remember Obama’s appointment of a known communist, John Brennan, to head the CIA.
What is it with Democrats appointing Communists to the highest ranking positions in our government, you may ask? We think, if you have been paying attention, you already have a good idea of what is going on. The question is, what are you going to do about.