Exclusive -- Sen. Cynthia Lummis: Saule Omarova 'Scared' of Giving Up Control over Americans

Exclusive — Sen. Cynthia Lummis: Saule Omarova 'Scared' of Giving Up Control over Americans


Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement Thursday that Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden’s Comptroller of the Currency nominee, and others that believe bitcoin is a threat to national security are “scared” of relinquishing control over Americans.

Lummis, a pro-cryptocurrency lawmaker, asked Omarova during her nomination hearing if she believed that bitcoin served as a national security threat to the United States.

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Screenshot

Lummis asked Omarova, “Do you think that bitcoin undermines national security?”

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Omarova said, “I would worry if all of our financial transactions were up to some blockchain system, where you know various actors might actually be located in other countries not particularly friendly to us, control

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