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House Whip Emmer on SEC crypto about-face: “It's amazing to me. What happened to Gary Gensler?”
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House Whip Emmer on SEC crypto about-face: “It's amazing to me. What happened to Gary Gensler?”

Ep. 4 — Rep. Tom Emmer (1-17-2024)
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Majority Whip Tom Emmer and GOP leadership address press corps at the US Capitol. Photo: Matt Laslo

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Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) — House Majority Whip

Ask a Pol asked:

“What’d you make of the SEC’s announcement on crypto?”

Key Emmer:

“It's about time. It was so intellectually inconsistent…”

Clutch Emmer: 

“It's amazing to me. What happened to Gary Gensler?”

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Below find a rough transcript of Ask a Pol’s interview with Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), slightly edited for clarity.

TRANSCRIPT: Rep. Tom Emmer

Matt Laslo: “What’d you make of the SEC’s announcement on crypto?”

Tom Emmer: “It's amazing to me. What happened to Gary Gensler?”

ML: “Right?”

TE: “It's about time. It was so intellectually inconsistent to allow the futures market and the CFTC and not to do that.”

ML: “You feel like he was forced into that or no?”

TE: “No. I think he did the right thing.”

ML: “Yeah? Preciate ya.”*

*will circle back soon with a more precise question for Emmer, as he didn’t hear that I was asking if this move negated Gensler’s previous stances; admittedly in an imprecise way.

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Matt Laslo covers tech politics for WIRED, lectures on technology’s impact on government at Johns Hopkins and is the founder of Ask a Pol — a new people-powered press corps. On social @MattLaslo // @Ask_a_Pol

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