On Thursday, Louisiana GOP Senator John Kennedy targeted Saule Omarova, President Biden’s nominee to be comptroller of currency, at a Senate hearing, bringing up past statements she had made that smacked of hard-left positions and culminating in saying to her, “I don’t mean any disrespect; I don’t know whether to call you professor or comrade.”
Kennedy started by asking, “You used to be a member of a group called The Young Communists, didn’t you?”
“Senator, are you referring to my membership in the youth communist organization while I was growing up in the Soviet Union?” Omarova responded.
“I just wanted to ask you that question,” Kennedy stated. “There was a group called The Young Communists, and you were a member, is that right?”
“I’m not exactly sure which group