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  • Ashley N. Baker

CFPB Dispute: Statute, Precedent, and the Constitution Are on Trump's Side

The following is the statement of Committee for Justice President Curt Levey on the challenge to President Trump's appointment of Mick Mulvaney as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB):

Richard Cordray's attempt to bypass the President's appointment power and make his crony the Acting Director of the CFPB cannot be legally defended. It is just another chapter in the political resistance to the Trump Administration being waged by progressives inside and outside the federal government, who seem to think that their righteous indignation trumps the rule of law.

In this case, progressives are indignant that the regulation-loving CFPB Director Richard Cordray, who resigned