(RepublicanNews.org) – President Joe Biden nominated Saule Omarova as the head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in September. While information about nominees often surfaces before their confirmations, the news on this pick is disturbing.
Police records show an arrest for Omarova in 1995. The Cornell Law School professor allegedly stole $214 worth of merchandise from TJ Maxx. She cooperated with security at the scene after the incident, offering to pay for the items, and eventually participated in the Wisconsin first offender program instead of spending time behind bars.
Arrest records for Biden's Treasury nominee uncovered https://t.co/jjmO4vYIM3
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Omarova’s arrest record and her policy positions were up for discussion as she headed into her Senate Banking Committee hearing on November 18. It was a rough time for the nominee as she faced questions about her liberal leanings, including her ideas about nationalizing banking, which directly ties to the comptroller’s job of regulating bank assets. Her other communist views and outspoken opinions about ending the oil and gas industry were also under scrutiny.
The professor refutes any claims she holds communist ideas and said the harsh criticism during the hearing was because she is a minority and a woman.
Omarova is not likely to get any Republican support for her nomination. She’ll need the full support of all Democrats to achieve confirmation.
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