Lummis was quick to add, “I don’t want everybody putting all their money in Bitcoin just like I don’t want everybody putting it in dollars and putting it under a mattress.”
The senator has taken a bullish approach to Bitcoin and has even pushed for the Federal Reserve to create its own digital currency to serve as a check against inflation. She’s also partnered with Senator Kyrsten Sinema to create the Financial Innovation Caucus.
In a statement to The Post an aide said, “For Senator Lummis, the digital asset push is a recognition that we need to bring our financial system into the 21st Century.”
The notoriously volatile cryptocurrency was recently off 5.9 percent at 34,288.10, according to Coindesk.