Congressman calls for Gary Gensler removal, SEC accountability in 2024

Congressman calls for Gary Gensler removal, SEC accountability in 2024

Congressman Warren Davidson calls for SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s firing in 2024, citing corruption concerns and introducing the SEC Stabilization Act for accountability.

Throughout 2023, tensions between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the digital asset sector have escalated under the leadership of Chairman Gary Gensler.

U.S. Congressman Warren Davidson has taken a strong stance against Gensler, recently expressing his belief that Gensler should be fired in 2024. Davidson further urged Congress to hold the SEC accountable for what he termed as “corruptive behavior” over the past year.

The conflict stems from Gensler’s enforcement-first approach to regulation, which has led to a strained relationship between the SEC and the digital asset industry. In response to these concerns, Congressman Davidson introduced the SEC Stabilization Act in June earlier this year.

The proposed legislation calls for Gensler’s removal and seeks to restructure the entire agency to rectify a “long series of abuses” that have transpired under Gensler’s leadership.

Davidson emphasized the need to protect US markets from what he described as a “tyrannical Chairman.” He argued that the SEC requires real reform, asserting, “It’s time for genuine change and to terminate Gary Gensler as Chair of the SEC.”

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