This is called “saying the quiet part out loud.”
In a healthy society, not only would this sort of statement be disqualifying, but a presidential administration would know not even to put such a nomination forward:
Saule Omarova, Democrat President Joe Biden’s Marxist-friendly nominee to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, said earlier this year that she wants oil and gas companies to go bankrupt, which comes as Americans face surging gas prices.
“Here what I’m thinking about is primarily coal industry and oil and gas industry. A lot of the smaller players in that industry are going to probably go bankrupt in short order, at least we want them to go bankrupt if we want to tackle climate change,” Omarova says in the clip, unearthed by the American Accountability Foundation (AAF).
The statement is arguably worse than Ryan Saavedra’s description in the first paragraph. Omarova doesn’t want them all to go bankrupt; only the smaller ones, leaving a cartel of big players who value self preservation more than competition and industry advancement.