(RightWing.org) – Whenever a leader asks someone to take a position of responsibility, it’s usually because that person aligns with their beliefs and values. In February, President Joe Biden appointed Saule Omarova to become the comptroller of the currency in the Treasury Department. It appears she has some values that don’t align with the US Constitution.
She is no fan of moderate Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). The Cornell law professor advocates for big government spending programs, and seems to struggle to understand the Constitution and why the West Virginia Senator is a Democrat. Now, Omarova’s future is uncertain, and her nomination is likely to fail.
Does Omarova Understand the US Constitution?
On May 20, Professor Omarova held a roundtable discussion about her proposal to create an unconstitutional “National Investment Authority.” The nominee said the authority would serve as an independent government institution that would exist outside of the bounds of Congress. It would direct public and private investments to fund infrastructure projects and contribute to what she called the real economy. The professor argued it’s important to get around members of Congress, like Sen. Manchin, who opposes massive government programs.
So, let’s unpack this. Omarova doesn’t believe in a Republic Democracy. The founding fathers established Congress to be the purse of the US government. Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 of the US Constitution states, “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States.”
The Constitution does not provide leeway for Congress to delegate its authority to an independent government agency of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. This is an issue that the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has expressed concerns about in recent years. It’s called the Nondelegation Doctrine, which says Congress cannot give up its powers or responsibilities to another authority.
Democrats Dismiss the Constitution
Omarova believes that so long as Congress’ members are able to support the Left’s agenda and fund whatever Democrats want, they won’t need her dictatorial agency.
It’s becoming clear that Biden is willing to sacrifice the Constitution on the altar of the far-Left. Omarova is suggesting that if an elected US Senator doesn’t like something, he needs to eat it for the good of the Democratic Party regardless of whether or not it’s good for his or her constituents.
That point is vital! If congressmen and senators can’t represent their voters, what’s the purpose of a Democratic Republic?
Is this where the president’s thinking is at?
As Omarova’s nomination vote nears in the Senate Banking Committee, it’s not looking good for her. Senate committees are evenly divided due to the 50/50 Senate makeup. To get out of committees for a floor vote on the Senate floor, every Democrat must vote for her nomination. Several are expressing reservations. Among them are Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).
Is it too much to ask the president to nominate liberals who at least believe in the Constitution?
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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