Senator Emmer says SEC is ‘politicizing enforcement, baiting companies’

US Congressman Tom Emmer Accused The Security Exchange Commission (SEC) says it will crack down on companies outside its jurisdiction.

In a hearing of the Investor Protection Subcommittee on 19 July, SEC Executive Director Gurbir Grewal acknowledged that the Commission operates routinely outside its jurisdiction.

SEC operated outside the jurisdiction

Senator Emmer asked how the SEC would react to crypto companies that did not respond to the industry sweep letter from the Commission.

Sweep letters require companies to voluntarily provide information to regulators.

Grewar replied that regulators could “subpoena and then execute the subpoena.”

According to Grewar, the SEC “is not limited by the jurisdiction in collecting evidence. We follow evidence wherever it guides us.”

Grewar’s statement elicited a bitter reaction from Emmer, who stated that the Commission was using its executive department to expand its jurisdiction.

According to Emmer, the SEC is not interested in clarifying whether crypto is under its jurisdiction, as seen in the dissolution of FinHub, the SEC division focused on creating crypto regulations.

Instead, the SEC under Gary Gensler “is keen to use enforcement to unconstitutionally extend its jurisdiction and scale its crypto enforcement department.”

Emmer continued that the SEC “deterred sincere cooperation” by “politicizing regulations, encouraging companies to” participate and discuss “in the committee, and then take enforcement action.”

Another lawmaker, Brad Sherman, criticized the Commission’s failure to take enforcement action against the major exchanges promoting Ripple (XRP) trading.

SEC fails cryptographic approach

The SEC has been criticizing its approach to cryptographic regulation.

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has criticized the financial regulators’ approach to regulating crypto space.

According to Perth, one-off enforcement measures are not the right way to build an industry framework.

Apart from that, players from several industries Was criticized Regulatory regulation by enforcement tactics.

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