According to , two letters that Congressman Ritchie Torres made public on Thursday, he has requested two independent investigations into the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) “haphazard approach and heavy-handed treatment of digital assets.”

Rep. Torres, D-N.Y., requested an investigation into the SEC’s granting a Special Purpose Broker-Dealer (SPBD) license to Prometheum – “a trading platform for digital assets that does not actually trade digital assets” – under unusual circumstances. He also asked for investigations regarding its failure to establish a rigorous and workable registration process for real-world platforms for digital assets.

Torres wrote: “The dubious choice to license a deceptive platform for digital assets reflects Gary Gensler’s latest attempt to politicize registration to an extent never seen before in SEC history.” The SEC’s registration process is a dead end when it comes to real-world trading platforms.

Rep. Torres, D-N.Y., addressed one letter to Deborah Jeffrey, the SEC Inspector General and another to Gene Dodaro of the Government Accountability Office Comptroller.

Torres described the SEC as “an overzealous agent of traffic who arbitrarily issues tickets to drivers for speeding, while leaving everyone in the dark about the speed limit.” He added that “regulation through enforcement is not a way to regulate.”

Prometheum didn’t immediately respond to CoinDesk’s request for comment.

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Parikshit Miishra is the editor.