Today there were two bosses at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after the departure of Rob Cordray.
Mike Mulvaney came in with donuts and let everyone know he wasn’t going to burn the place down, even though he’s on record as saying he hates the CFPB and wants to kill it with fire.
Leandra English stayed home, probably scared out of her wits that “the Emperer” has tried to install his own hand-puppet instead of following established Congressional procedure that was specifically set up to keep the CFPB away from partisan sin.
The situation is “in the courts” which means it’s hopeless and probably will come down to public opinion.
Leading the Horse has called Lloyd Smucker’s office to ask for the legislator’s statement on this absurd development. A response letter is pending.