Senate Omarova

Saule Omarova of New York testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington to examine her nomination to be the Comptroller of the Currency, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.

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(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden's controversial nominee for Comptroller of the Currency has withdrawn her candidacy over concerns about her ties to socialist policies and allegations she joined an online Marxist Facebook group.

In statements posted to the White House website, Saule Omarova, a Cornell Law professor, said it was "no longer tenable" for her to continue pursuing the position and Biden acknowledged accepting her withdrawal.

​Dan McCaleb is the executive editor of The Center Square. He welcomes your comments. Contact Dan at dmccaleb@thecentersquare.com.

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