Chris Hayes blasts ‘Clownish’ Senator John Kennedy for suggesting Biden nominee is communist

MSNBC Host Chris Hayes tear in Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) on Thursday night for insinuating that President Joe Biden’s banking regulation nominee is a communist simply because she grew up in the Soviet Union, calling Kennedy’s antics “shameful and farcical.” .”

Saule Omarova, professor of law at Cornell University, faced fierce criticism from Republican lawmakers during a tense Senate hearing on her nomination to be the currency controller. Before Thursday’s showdown, Fox News and other right-wing media Yes charge leader in spurring conservatives to oppose her endorsement.

Note that Omarova “was strongly opposed” from banking interests on Thursday’s MSNBC broadcast All inHayes added that she’s “also the subject of one of the craziest, craziest Fox News propaganda wars of all time” he’s seen in a while. He then cites Kennedy’s question about Omarova as a perfect example.

After airing a short clip of Kennedy asking if she would join a group called Young Communists, the MSNBC star returned to the screen to rhetorically ask what the Louisiana lawmaker was up to. .

“Well, Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana clearly watched his Fox News,” said Hayes. “And again, this is all to hide financial gain. It wasn’t some grassroots conservative moment. No one in the country knows about this professor or is interested in this job or this managerial position.”

Hayes continued: “This is what Republicans do. This is modern conservatism operating at its highest level of aggregation and cooperation, where financial interests hit the masses through Fox News propaganda like that. And the way they have decided to do it is to attack the professor for being a communist.”

While displaying a Fox image online depicting Omarova as “Biden’s Soviet-trained currency editor,” Hayes pointed out that “the source of the attack was her, ding ding ding, born. Born and raised in the communist Soviet Union. ”

He went on to explain that Omarova came to the United States as a college student and eventually became an American citizen. Furthermore, not only was she required to attend communist schools as a child, but her participation in the Young Communists organization was also required.

Hayes then aired another exchange between Kennedy and Omarova, which featured the GOP senator asking the Biden nominee if she had submitted a “letter of resignation” from the group, prompting Omarova’s note. that students will “automatically cease being members” as they grow older.

“Can you take a look at your profile and see if you can find a copy?” Kennedy wondered aloud.

Reacting to the clip, Hayes snapped: “Perhaps she should now write a letter to a country that no longer exists.”

Final All in The host played a video of Kennedy telling Omarova he didn’t know “should call you professor or comrade,” only for the venerable scholar adamantly to insist that she was “not a communists” while recounting the suffering her family endured under the Soviet regime.

“After Senator Kennedy completed that utterly shameless and clownish performance, Senator Elizabeth Warren went straight to Kennedy,” concluded Hayes, referring to Warren. accused Kennedy of “Red Scar tactics.” Chris Hayes blasts ‘Clownish’ Senator John Kennedy for suggesting Biden nominee is communist


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