KENNEDY: "I don’t mean any disrespect, I -- I don’t know whether to call you professor or comrade."
OMAROVA: "Senator, I’m not a communist. I do not subscribe to that ideology. I could not choose where I was born. I did not -- I do not remember joining any Facebook group that subscribes to that ideology. I would never knowingly join any such group. There is no record of me ever actually participating in any Marxist or communist discussions of any kind. My family suffered under the communist regime. I grew up without knowing, half of my family, my grandmother herself escaped death twice under the Stalin regime. This is what's seared in my mind. That’s who I am. I remember that history. I came to this country. I’m proud to be an American. And this is why I’m here today, senator. I’m here today because I’m ready for public service."