Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) questioned Saule Omarova, President Biden’s pick to be top bank regulator who grew up in the Soviet Union, during a tense exchange:
KENNEDY: You have the right to believe every one of these things. You do. This is America. I don’t mean any disrespect, but I don’t know whether to call you professor or comrade.
OMAROVA: I’m not a communist. I do not subscribe to that ideology. I could not choose where I was born… My family suffered under the communist regime. I grew up not knowing half of my family.Save to Favorites