Attorney General Pam Bondi today joined five other attorneys general to support President Donald Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In a letter to President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the attorneys general expressed their support for the President to select the acting director, not the outgoing agency head.
“I fully support the President’s decision to appoint Mick Mulvaney as the director of the CFPB,” said Attorney General Bondi. “Executive staff at the CFPB should strive to protect consumers from abusive powers, as the agency’s mission claims, not cause turmoil and instability throughout a federal protection agency.”
Last week, Director Richard Cordray resigned from the CFPB and selected Deputy Leandra English for acting director. However, President Donald Trump appointed Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as the federal agency’s director. English has since filed a complaint against the President and Mulvaney in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, requesting the Court block Mulvaney’s appointment and grant her temporary authority as acting director of the CFPB until the U.S. Senate confirms a new director.
Attorney General Bondi’s Consumer Protection Division works regularly with the CFPB to protect all consumers from businesses engaging in deceptive and unfair behavior.
In addition to Attorney General Bondi, the letter was signed by attorneys general from Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and Arkansas.
To view the full letter, click here.