Five Democratic senators reportedly will not support President Biden’s radically leftist nominee Saule Omarova to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
If true, that would kill her chances at being confirmed, as her nomination would require at least 50 Democratic votes and the Democrats have only 50 votes in the U.S. Senate.
Axios reports, “In phone call on Wednesday, Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), all members of the Senate Banking Committee, told Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) — the panel’s chairman — of their opposition. They’re joined in opposing her by Sens. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.).”
A White House official informed Axios that the Biden administration “continues to strongly support her historic nomination,” adding, “Saule Omarova is