Remember yesterday, when GOP Sen. John Kennedy read aloud over some of Comptroller of the Currency nominee Saule Omarova’s communist bona fides and then politely confessed that he wasn’t sure whether to refer to Omarova as “professor” or “comrade”?

Well, many of Kennedy’s critics likened it to McCarthyism. Others went further and deemed it racist.

And then there were people like Resistance hero Alexander Vindman, who seem to believe that Kennedy’s remarks were a combination of both:

We have a few questions. Namely, what does being forced to join a communist organization have to do with Saule Omarova, a proud Lenin scholar who has dedicated much of her professional life to waxing poetic about the joys of communism?

And for what it’s worth:

Many indeed fled from communism.

But Saule Omarova didn’t flee communism; she ran into its waiting arms and stayed there.