Senator John Kennedy did not let Democrats intimidate him into backing off from questioning Biden nominee Saule Omarova about her ties to communism.
At a Senate Banking Committee hearing considering Omarova’s nomination to be the Comptroller of the Currency, one the the most powerful financial regulators in the United States, Kennedy (R-LA) began his questions by going directly at the Cornell law professors past connections to communist organizations.
“You used to be a member of a group called the Young Communists, didn’t you?” Kennedy said.
“Senator are you referring to my membership in the youth communist organization while I was growing up in the Soviet Union?” Omarova said.
Omarova was raised in the Kazahk Soviet Socialist Republic, a part of the Soviet Union