Trump wins against CFPB administrative state coup

Nov. 28, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today praised a federal court ruling by Judge Timothy Kelly to uphold President Donald Trump’s constitutional and legal authority to appoint Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to be the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

“Judge Kelly got it 100 percent correct when he affirmed that President Trump’s authority under federal law to appoint Mick Mulvaney to be the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would likely prevail in a full court hearing. Former agency director Richard Cordray’s political power grab would effectively set the precedent that appointed bureaucrats could choose their successors without any input from elected officials. Cordray clearly was more interested in creating a media crisis to benefit his anticipated run for the Democratic nomination to be governor of Ohio than he was in upholding the rule of law. At this point, newly appointed deputy director Leandra English should cease and desist all efforts to undermine the President’s constitutional and legal authority. If she is unwilling to, she should submit her resignation.”

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