November 28, 2017

Springfield Republican: Elizabeth Warren rallies against Budget Director Mick Mulvaney's CFPB appointment, questions move's ethics

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, spoke out Tuesday against Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney's recent appointment to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- a position which she argued he does not legally hold.

Warren, who helped start the CFPB, continued to push back against and raise concerns about President Donald Trump's decision to appoint Mulvaney the new head of the financial watchdog agency despite outgoing Director Richard Cordray naming Leandra English as his successor.


"Donald Trump and congressional Republicans want to make this all about politics, but this isn't about politics, this is about what is fair," she said. "This agency has forced the biggest banks in this country to return more than $12 billion directly to people they've cheated. This agency has handled more than 1 million complaints. This agency has helped more than 29 million people. -- now, some of those people were Democrats, some of those people were Republicans, it didn't matter. Fair is fair and that's what this agency fights for."

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