Currency candidate’s Biden comptroller said she wants oil and gas companies to ‘go bankrupt’
A video has emerged of President Joe Biden’s candidate for the head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Saule Omarova, claiming that she wants oil and gas companies to “go bankrupt.”
“We want them to go bankrupt if we are to tackle climate change, don’t we? Omarova, of Soviet descent, said in a clip that has been shared online by the conservative American Accountability Foundation.
She made the comments in February during her appearance at the Jain Family Institute’s Social Wealth Seminar, where she advocated for a national investment authority, which would withdraw resources from the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve to allocate public and private capital to green infrastructure. projects.
The resurfaced clip could hamper Omarova’s ability to get all 50 Democrats to back her nomination, as every Republican would have to vote against the Cornell University law professor.
A video has emerged of President Joe Biden’s candidate for the head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Willow Omarova (pictured), claiming that she wants oil and gas companies to go ‘bankrupt’
President Joe Biden, pictured in Baltimore on Wednesday, could see defections from his own party following Omarova’s appointment, Axios reported on Sunday
Axios reported on Sunday that at least three Senate Democrats have expressed concerns about his appointment – moderate Jon Tester from Montana, Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona and Joe Manchin from West Virginia.
Manchin, in particular, has not in the past supported comments made about the demise of the fossil fuel industry, in search of the West Virginia coal industry.
Senior member of the Senate Banking Committee, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, told Axios: “Republicans will oppose this self-proclaimed radical overwhelmingly.”
Last month Toomey asked him to hand over a copy of his university thesis – in original English and Russian – for committee review as he discusses Marxism and revolution.
DailyMail.com reported that a major Russian university has destroyed its only copy of Omarova’s thesis on Marxism.
Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee have expressed outrage at Omarova’s refusal to submit her thesis to Moscow State University.
And DailyMail.com learned that there was no longer a copy in the institution’s archives.
“It was destroyed a long time ago,” said a university official.
“We don’t have a copy. “
Moscow State University only keeps these works for five years, the official said.
Cornell Law School professor Willow Omarova has been appointed to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
An exclusive new photograph shows Omarova as a proud “Young Pioneer” – the mass movement of communist youth – at her number 21 Soviet school in Uralsk, now Oral, Kazakhstan. She wears the movement’s red scarf in a photo dating from 1979-80
It was titled “Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in Capital”.
But she ignored a deadline he set and it seems unlikely that she’ll hand it over to him.
It is assumed that she has her own copy of the thesis even though her former university no longer has any.
‘Mrs. Omarova has time to attack Republicans in an interview with the Financial Times, but she doesn’t bother to comply with a banking committee requirement that candidates – regardless of their political party or ideology – submit copies of their writings, ”said Amanda Gonzalez Thompson. , spokesperson for the Senate Republican Banking Commission.
“We certainly hope that she will reconsider her decision so that senators have the information necessary to fulfill their constitutional obligation to advise and consent to appointments.”
Omarova did not respond to requests for comment.
DailyMail.com obtained photos of Omarova from her time in the Soviet education system.
An exclusive new photograph shows her as a proud “Young Pioneer” – the mass movement of communist youth – at her Soviet school number 21 in Uralsk, now Oral, Kazakhstan.
It was taken in 1979-1980, and she wears the red scarf of a movement dedicated to Vladimir Lenin.
Images obtained by DailyMail.com show Omarova growing up in the communist education system. This shows it around the ninth year around 982-83
Omarova graduated from school in 1984 on her way to Moscow State University. She was already a member of the Komsomol, or Young Communists, since she obtained a gold medal
Another image shows her in class, believed to be in Grade 9, 1982-1983.
Another is a 1984 photo of her graduation when she was already an enthusiastic member of the Komsomol, or the Young Communists, as she left to study at the prestigious Moscow State University.
She was awarded a rare gold medal, signifying her academic achievements and opening the door to her stint at the prestigious Moscow University.
Omarova recently denied having Communist sympathies and said that in the USSR there was “no academic freedom”, which makes it unfair to judge her by what she wrote as a first-rate Soviet student. cycle.
She told the Financial Time: “I was in the Soviet Union, where there was no academic freedom, and it was a compulsory subject.
“What I wrote in this diary has nothing to do with what I believed then or what I believe now.”
She said: “My grandmother was orphaned because Stalin sent his whole family to Siberia and they died there.
Willow Omarova (circled) is pictured while studying at Moscow State University, Russia in 1988, when Mikhail Gorbachev was President of the Soviet Union. She studied on a scholarship named after Vladimir Lenin and wrote a thesis on Karl Marx
Omarova previously called Wall Street hedge funds the “quintessential hole industry” in the documentary A ** Holes: A Theory (pictured here). She offered other controversial views such as opposition to private banking and praised the financial system of the Soviet Union
“His family was destroyed because they were educated Kazakhs who did not join the party.
“I was very lucky to go to Moscow State University. . . I was 18 and within a year I became anti-Communist like most of my classmates.
“We were reading stuff that was forbidden.
“We were listening to Pink Floyd, which was illegal, we were talking about Solzhenitsyn [the author and Soviet dissident]. ‘
Former classmate Elena Samokisha said: “I remember her as a kind and kind person.
“I was his classmate from grade 7 on.
“He’s a really cool person. and I’m glad fate brought us together. I would like to wish him good luck.
Announcing her as Biden’s choice for the Comptroller of the Currency last month, the White House said: “She is one of the country’s leading academic experts on issues related to systemic risk regulation and trends. structural financial markets. “
The job is to regulate and supervise all national banks and savings institutions as well as foreign banks in the United States.