A Biden nominee’s past theft is back in the spotlight as she faces scrutiny before Congress.
Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), was arrested in 1995 over stealing items worth $214 at a T.J Maxx in Madison, Wisconsin.
The 26-year-old police report listed four pairs of shoes, two bottles of cologne, two belts and socks. The items were placed in a large purse cover with other clothing items.
Now Biden wants to put Omarova in charge of the nation’s banks.
BREAKING: AAF unearths Biden nominee Saule Omarova’s arrest records from 1995 when she stole hundreds of dollars in merchandise from a T.J. Maxx.
Omarova has no respect for our laws, system of government, or our economy.
But Biden wants to put her in charge of American banks. pic.twitter.com/G5rlu6MLDT
— BidenNoms, A Project of AAF (@bidennoms) November 17, 2021
“Omarova is a Cornell Law School professor who has a history in private law practice and who worked in the Treasury Department under former President George W. Bush,” according to a Fox News report.
Now she faces scrutiny over a matter from more than two decades ago as she seeks to lead the nation’s currency. The issue will understandably result in discussions during her nomination hearing over the matter.
The poor choice as a young woman may cause her some harm now, but is likely only one of many issues Biden’s opponent will use to block another Biden nominee.