Biden Comptroller Nominee Wrote Marxist thesis at Moscow State
October 6, 2021
Sen. Pat Toomey, ranking Republican on the Banking Committee, requested President Joe Biden’s pick for comptroller of the currency, Saule Omarova, to hand over a copy of the thesis she wrote while attending Moscow State University titled: Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in The Capital.
Omarova was born in Soviet-controlled Kazakhstan and attended college on the Lenin Personal Academic Scholarship. She graduated in 1989 before the fall of the USSR and is now a law professor at Cornell University. Her nomination has caused some controversy given her academic musings , including advocacy for ending banking “as we know it.”
Toomey, who will lead the GOP charge against Omarova’s nomination, sent her a letter on Wednesday that seeks more information about her thesis. He asserted she deleted references to it on the current iteration of her curriculum vitae, although argued the paper was included in her CV as recently as 2017.