Rutledge Joins Coalition Supporting Mulvaney’s Appointment to CFPB
November 27, 2017
Says, ‘Mick Mulvaney’s appointment is critical’
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined with five other attorneys general in sending a letter to President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions in support of the President’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
“Given the CFPB’s history of bureaucratic overreach, not only do I agree with the Department of Justice’s legal reasoning, but I also think Mick Mulvaney’s appointment is critical to ensure the legacy of abuse established during Cordray’s tenure does not continue,” said Attorney General Rutledge.
“Even cursory consideration of the regulations adopted over the CFPB’s brief history illustrates the sweeping consequences of that agency’s actions—and the need for its Acting Director to be selected by a democratically accountable President, not the outgoing agency head,” the attorneys general wrote.
In addition to Rutledge, the letter, which was led by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, was signed by attorneys general from Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma and Texas.