Rep. Paul Gosar, a Republican member of Congress from Arizona, is asking federal regulators at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to investigate Wells Fargo for allegedly closing a woman’s bank account for “political reasons.”
He points out that the response to Lauren Witzke when she questioned the bank when her account was without warning and summarily closed was that it also was for “business reasons” pertaining to her Christian beliefs and Christian advocacy.
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“It is my understanding that regulated banks cannot discrimination against customers because of the customer’s religious beliefs,” the member of Congress wrote in a letter to Greg Coleman, deputy comptroller for large bank supervision.
Gosar pointed out that under the law, “it is illegal for a regulated bank to close an account on the basis of religion.”
“By closing her account due to her membership in a protected class, Wells Fargo may have engaged in discriminatory lending practice and public accommodations,” he wrote. HUGE: @DrPaulGosar calls for an investigation into Wells Fargo for religiously persecuting their clients! Christians are a protected class and we will NOT be discriminated against. Thank you Congressman Gosar for standing up for Christians against Wells Fargo. pic.twitter.com/yvgv1U9Rjf — Hold the Line PAC (@HoldTheLinePAC) June 25, 2021 WND previously reported Wells Fargo acted recently against Witzke, an America First activist.
The bank claimed it made the decision “appropriately,” but the actions generated a warning from Andrew Torba, […]