Senate Feminist Spends Last Days of “Roe” Shilling for Crypto Bros

Source: The American Prospect
by Alexander Sammon

“Not quite a full week before ‘Black Monday,’ when the crypto market saw its total market cap drop over $100 billion in one day, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) unveiled their bipartisan cryptocurrency bill. … Gillibrand’s embrace [sic] of crypto comes at a particularly surprising moment, given the current political climate. Gillibrand has long been vocal about her position as the most avowedly feminist senator; her 2020 presidential run sported a ‘fiercely feminist message’ according to The New York Times, and featured policies attacking the gender pay gap, fighting abortion bans, and more. But in the final days before Roe v. Wade is expected to be struck down by the Supreme Court, snapping a number of statewide abortion bans into place, Gillibrand has trained her political capital on burnishing what many have decried as a financial deregulation [sic] bill, and courting the industry’s political support.” (06/15/22)