UPDATED 8:43 AM PT – Thursday, November 11, 2021
Joe Biden’s nominee for a top financial regulator suggested that U.S. energy companies must go bankrupt as part of her “climate agenda.”
“The way we get rid of those carbon financiers is we basically starve them of their sources of capital.”
— Saule Omarova – Joe Biden’s nominee for Comptroller of the Currency
In a series of recent statements, Saule Omarova appeared to admit oil and gas have a competitive advantage over so-called “green” sources of energy. She said fossil fuels producers must go out of business before the “green” agenda can prevail.
Omarova received her education in the Soviet Union and has endorsed Soviet-style command economics in the past.
Biden nominee Saule Omarova saying the quiet part out loud. On the oil, coal and gas industries:
"We want them to go bankrupt if we want to tackle climate change." pic.twitter.com/luMR2HEMK9
— BidenNoms, A Project of AAF (@bidennoms) November 9, 2021
Omarova has refused to disclose the contents of her thesis, written at the Moscow State University, for which she was awarded the Lenin Prize.