ICYMI: Gooden Joins America’s Newsroom to Discuss Bankman-Fried Arrest

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Congressman Lance Gooden (R-Texas) joined America’s Newsroom to discuss the arrest of FTX founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, as well as his desire to see politicians in Washington work with the bankruptcy court to return political donations to the victims of the FTX scam.

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Interview excerpts:

“We are disappointed in the Justice Department for making this move when they did… I don’t understand why the Justice Department would not want him on record today in a hearing. I really do not understand why the Justice Department would not want that testimony.”

“He stole money to fund a lavish lifestyle, to prop up his house of cards, and he used it to funnel quite a bit of donations to politicians here in Washington. This is not like taking a donation from a racist like Kanye West and saying I’m going to donate it to charity. This is stolen money that needs to be paid back. And if you’re a politician who took money, I think you should plan to work with the bankruptcy court. I think it’s important that politicians in Washington send a message that we don’t support this, and we are working to make people whole.” 

Congressman Gooden is a member of the House Financial Services Committee and was scheduled to question Sam Bankman-Fried during a committee hearing today.