We’re supposed to forget everything we know about President Biden’s Comptroller of the Currency nominee Saule Omarova, because the only news from her confirmation hearing Thursday was an aside by Sen. John Kennedy about whether he should call her “professor” or “comrade.” That obviously struck a nerve, with the Lincoln Project calling it racist (of course) and the Washington Post accusing Kennedy of reviving the red scare.

Obama administration leftover Ben Rhodes says we’re never going to get good people in these positions if the Republicans insist on confirmation hearings being “dehumanizing and demoralizing” experiences.

Here’s what “anti-racist” Ibram X. Kendi had to say about Amy Coney Barrett’s children of color:

As they said above, stop nominating commies and it won’t come up.

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