President Joe Biden is under fire for his nomination Saule Omarova to become comptroller of the currency at the Department of Treasury in September, according to a report in Townhall.
At the time of her nomination, the White House pointed out that if confirmed she would be “the first woman and person of color” to hold the powerful position.
Currently, the Senate is still considering Omarova’s nomination, though their concerns over her placement has nothing to do with race or gender, but more to do with her political ideals.
“Omarova is a controversial pick. Born in the Kazakh S.S.R. in 1966, she attended school in the provincial town of Oral (known in Russian as Uralsk). After excelling in school, she studied philosophy at Moscow State University, winning a V.I. Lenin Scholarship for academic excellence,” Radio Free Europe reported.
The White House was notably silent about her academic history when they released then biographical information at the time of her nomination, suspiciously leaving out her time studying at Moscow State University.
They also didn’t draw attention to her thesis, titled “Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in The Capital,” which was brought up as a reminder after Omarova said she believed oil companies “should” go bankrupt if the U.S. is serious about combatting climate change.
“Calling to bankrupt the fossil fuel industry that drives nearly our entire economy is dangerously misinformed. Yet zealots like Saule Omarova and the climate radical crowd have the failing Biden administration in their pocket as they attempt to destroy American energy jobs and stifle innovation,” American Accountability Foundation founder Tom Jones told Townhall in a statement about the issue.
If the Senate moves to confirm Omarova, she would be put in charge of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency which charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banks.”
However, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) said there’s a significant possibility that the nomination will be derailed, according to his comments during an interview with Fox Business.