Biden Nominee Saule Omarova Disowns Her Own Words to Bankrupt Oil Companies: 'Poor Phrasing'

Biden Nominee Saule Omarova Disowns Her Own Words to Bankrupt Oil Companies: 'Poor Phrasing'


Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden’s U.S. Comptroller nominee, blamed “poor phrasing” when she called on “bankrupt” fossil fuel companies to “tackle climate change.”

Omarova, a Cornell Law professor, said she wanted to bankrupt fossil fuel companies to facilitate climate change policies.

“For certain troubled industries and firms that are in transition. And here what I’m thinking about is primarily coal industry and oil and gas industry,” Omarova said.

“A lot of the smaller players in that industry are going to probably go bankrupt in short order – at least we want them to go bankrupt if we want to tackle climate change, right?” Omarova added.

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During her nomination hearing at the Senate Banking Committee Thursday, she blamed “poor phrasing” for her words

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