Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz rattled Joe Biden’s U.S. district court nominee Dale Ho over his past radical statements.
During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Cruz asked Ho to explain why he described himself in the past as “a wild-eyed Leftist” and someone “accused sometimes of seeing discrimination everywhere” he looked.
“Senator Cruz, I think the keyword in that quote is ‘accused’,” Ho responded. “I think I was characterizing how others have caricatured myself.”
Cruz went on to quote a statement from Ho in 2017, where he called his hatred towards conservatives a source of “moral clarity” that would “motivate the long hours needed to get the work done.”
“I recognize that New York is a blue state, but imagine there is someone who considers himself or herself a conservative in the state of New York, who, God forbid, finds themselves in a courtroom where you’re wearing a robe,” Cruz said to the judicial nominee for the Southern District of New York.
“What comfort do you think that litigant would have that you described the hatred of conservatives, the righteous indignation, the anger at conservatives, as a tremendous source of power for you personally?” Cruz asked.
Ho claimed that the quoted part of his statement was a joke that he relayed during his speech at a church.
“Well, your record suggests precisely the contrary,” Cruz said in response.
Another Biden nominee came under fire last week after it was revealed she had a previous arrest on her record.
Biden’s controversial pick to lead an agency that oversees the nation’s banks despite a previous statement indicating she wants to “end banking as we know it” has now become mired in a new controversy: A prior arrest.
Soviet-born Saule Omarova, whom Biden picked to lead the Treasury Department’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), was arrested in 1995 for “retail theft,” according to arrest records obtained by the network.
According to the background check, Omarova was arrested by Madison, Wisconsin, police officers on June 2, 1995 and charged with a misdemeanor count of “retail theft.”
The background check also lists Omarova as having a deferred prosecution in January 1996 for the charge, which was dropped through the Wisconsin first offender program.
The White House defended Omarova’s nomination in a statement to Fox News, saying the nominee has been “fully transparent” about the incident throughout her career.
Police report reveals striking details about Biden nom Saule Omarova’s ‘retail theft’ arrest https://t.co/Yy2Lzjge0b
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 17, 2021
A Senate staffer familiar with the matter confirmed to Fox News that Omarova’s charge was disclosed to the Senate Banking Committee.
Again, this is just the latest controversy regarding Omarova. Previous reports noted that she has said she would like to see the oil and gas industry in the U.S. bankrupted, ostensibly to combat climate change.
Describing her as “the administration’s dubious pick for comptroller of the currency,” the Another News Outlet noted that she “is a radical by pretty much anyone’s definition.”
“Up for a job that would put her in charge of regulating the country’s largest banks, she published a paper earlier this year with a proposal to “end banking as we know it,” the outlet reported.
“Here what I’m thinking about is primarily coal industry and oil and gas industry. A lot of the smaller players in that industry are going to probably go bankrupt in short order, at least we want them to go bankrupt if we want to tackle climate change,” Omarova says in a video clip which was discovered by the American Accountability Foundation (AAF)
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