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Rep. Brad Sherman on SEC approval of Bitcoin EFTs: "the right time was 5 years ago"
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Rep. Brad Sherman on SEC approval of Bitcoin EFTs: "the right time was 5 years ago"

Ep. 6 — Rep. Brad Sherman (2-15-2024)
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Entrance to US House of Representatives. Photo: Matt Laslo

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Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA)

Ask a Pol asked:

“What did you make of [SEC Chair Gary] Gensler’s move on crypto at the SEC?”

Key Sherman: 

“I think anything that adds more additional regulation to the space is a good idea,” Sherman told Ask a Pol, adding “The right time was five years ago, but it’ll do for now.”

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Below find a rough transcript of Ask a Pol’s exclusive interview with Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), slightly edited for clarity.

TRANSCRIPT: Laslo & Sherman

Matt Laslo: “What did you make of Gensler’s move on crypto at the SEC?”

Brad Sherman: “I haven’t seen anything in the last four hours, so…”

ML: “Oh no, his move a couple weeks back — kind of.”

BS: “I think anything that adds more additional regulation to the space is a good idea.”

ML: “Yeah?”

BS: “Yeah.”

ML: “Is it time for that?”

BS: “No, the right time was five years ago, but it’ll do for now.”

ML: “Yeah? There you go, Preciate ya.”

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