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Tom Emmer Slams Gary Gensler For Daily Violation Of SEC’s Mission

At the recent Consensus conference, Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN) launched a pointed critique of SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, labeling his leadership detrimental to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Emmer argued that Gensler has exceeded his authority, undermining the SEC’s mission to foster capital investment and innovation.

Tom Emmer Critiques SEC Chair Gary Gensler

Emmer described Gensler’s leadership approach as the “worst thing” for the SEC, accusing him of stifling innovation instead of fostering it.

“Gary Gensler has gone way beyond the authority that it has,” Emmer stated, emphasizing that the SEC’s role should be to promote, not hinder, capital formation and opportunities.

He also criticized a misleading open-door policy at the SEC, claiming, “It’s, come on in, tell me what your project is, and then we’re going to sue you.”

During his speech, Emmer also discussed the recent passage of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Act in the House. He highlighted the act’s focus on privacy, aiming to prevent the development of surveillance tools reminiscent of those used by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

“We do not want a CCP-style surveillance tool ever to be developed and implemented in this country,” he asserted, noting the bipartisan support for safeguarding personal privacy against such technologies.

Emmer Advocates for Clarity in Crypto Regulation

Looking ahead to the 2024 elections, Emmer pointed out the growing influence of the crypto voter bloc, particularly among younger Americans aged 18 to 40. He observed that this demographic is deeply engaged in cryptocurrency and skeptical of traditional political assurances.

“They don’t trust people like me in Washington, DC, to tell them what they should be allowed to do on the Internet,” Emmer explained.

Furthermore, Emmer defended the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act (FIT21), which he believes is essential for the future of internet innovation. He criticized other lawmakers, including Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representatives Brad Sherman and Maxine Waters, for opposing the act.

According to Emmer, these representatives must align more closely with Gensler’s restrictive policies. “This is … the future — the future has arrived,” Emmer remarked, advocating for FIT21 to ensure American leadership in the fintech sector. The act is designed to enhance consumer protection, increase transparency, and clarify the regulatory roles of the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) with cryptocurrencies.

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