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NYT Alleges Biden's Failed Banking Pick Saule Omarova Was ‘Painted' As A Communist By Republicans And ‘Lobbyists'

Added 12-07-21 11:16:02pm EST - “The New York Times alleged that Republicans and bank lobbyists "painted" President Joe Biden's pick for a top banking regulator as a communist.” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “NYT Alleges Biden’s Failed Banking Pick Saule Omarova Was ‘Painted’ As A Communist By Republicans And ‘Lobbyists’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The New York Times alleged that Republicans and bank lobbyists “painted” President Joe Biden’s pick for a top banking regulator as a communist because she was born in the Soviet Union.

Biden nominated Saule Omarova, a Cornell Law professor born in the former Soviet Union, to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in September, where she faced criticism from Republicans over her views on banking and alleged links to communist ideology. He withdrew Omarova’s nomination Tuesday after several top Senate Democrats signaled their opposition.

In a tweet linking to its article on Omarova’s withdrawn nomination, the Times wrote that “bank lobbyists and Republicans painted her as a communist because she was born in the Soviet Union,” and offered no further context. The article mentions “a Wall Street Journal editorial suggesting that Ms. Omarova’s Soviet childhood meant that she could not be trusted,” linking to an op-ed mostly concerned with Omarova’s ideas on banking that briefly mentions her upbringing.

Republicans, including Sens. John Kennedy and Marco Rubio, insinuated Omarova was a communist, with Kennedy wisecracking during her confirmation hearing that he wasn’t sure “whether to call [Omarova] professor or comrade” in reference to her membership in a communist organization, which Omarova claimed was part and parcel of growing up in the Soviet Union. (RELATED: Marco Rubio Calls Biden Bank Nominee A Flat Out ‘Communist’)

Saule Omarova, a Cornell Law professor whom President Biden picked for a key banking regulator job, is withdrawing from consideration for the post. Bank lobbyists and Republicans painted her as a communist because she was born in the Soviet Union. https://t.co/QK4nvehqb0

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