Senator: Biden’s ‘Radical’ Banking Nominee Must Release Marxist Paper

(FOXBusiness) Sen. Pat Toomey wants to read Cornell University professor Saula Omarova’s thesis on Karl Marx, since Omarova became President Biden‘s pick to lead the office of Comptroller of the Currency. But the document has been scrubbed from her resume.

Now, after weeks after Omarova was first nominated to the post, Toomey, R-Pa., is again asking for the thesis written during her time at Moscow State University in the 1980s.

Toomey, the ranking member on the Senate Banking Committee, sent a letter to Omarova on Tuesday pointing out that anyone seeking confirmation from the upper chamber must hand over any reports, books, or other published materials written by the individual.

“Therefore, I write today seeking a copy of your thesis, ‘Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in The Capital,’ which you wrote as a student at Moscow State University on the V.I. Lenin Personal Academic Scholarship,” the senator wrote.

“While it appears that you have deleted any reference to your thesis in the version of your curriculum vitae (CV) that is currently available on the Cornell Law School website, the paper appeared on your CV as recently as April 2017.”

Toomey expressed concern in a floor speech Wednesday over Biden selecting Omarova as his pick to be the next chief regulator of U.S. banks, saying he finds many of her views “disturbing” and socialist, pointing to writings last year wherein the professor promoted what he said was “the nationalization” of retail banking.

He said of Omarova, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more radical choice for any regulatory spot in our federal government.”

[Read more…]