Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) suggested that President Joe Biden’s comptroller currency nominee, Dr. Saule Omarova, was a communist.
Dr. Omarova, who was born in the Soviet Union, said she was part of school youth programs mandated by the government (at that time) for students.
After his red baiting failed, Sen. Kennedy said: “I don’t know whether to call you professor or comrade.”
Omarova replied: “I’m not a communist. I do not subscribe to that ideology. I could not choose where I was born.”
(Sources: The Recount/Twitter, NPR)