November 29, 2017, Leandra English, an Obama Obama-holdover, received disappointing news when U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly ruled in favor of the Trump administration. English wanted to get a temporary restraining order in order to stop President Trump from appointing White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the CFPB.
Judge Kelly said that he won’t approve her restraining order against Trump, allowing him to install Mulvaney as director of the agency. Richard Cordray, the former director, allegedly resigned in late November and left his chief of staff Leondra English as deputy director.
English is just another example of the liberal machine placed under former President Obama, that wants to keep its grip on our government agencies and prevents President Trump from making any kind of change. the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, stated that the organization’s deputy director can act as a director when the director is “absent or unavailable.” So, when Cordray left, English thought she will be in charge and as soon as Trump announced his appointee Mulvaney she got mad.
Since Trump’s inauguration, this is what the administration is facing with every day, many Obama-holdovers are still in our government trying to obstruct the work of the good people. They are still angry they’ve lost the elections so interfering with someone else’s work seems the appropriate thing to do.
President Trump used his right under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act to appoint Mulvaney as the director. English field a lawsuit saying his appointment was unlawful and that she is the acting director now according to the law.
Mulvaney started his new job as acting director on Monday, Nov. 27. Mary McLeod, who is the general counsel for the CFPB, sent a memo to the agency’s management team saying President Trump had every right to appoint him as an acting director. And thankfully Judge Kelly shares the same opinion as her.
English, unsatisfied with Judge Kelly’s ruling, stated, “Today, I plan on spending the day at CFPB headquarters taking calls and meetings with external stakeholders and bureau staff.” After the court’s decision, Kelly made a promise to continue the legal battle against Trump and wanted to let everybody know that Kelly is a Trump-appointee. President Trump has the authority and the right to appoint whomever he wants without angry liberals obstructing him in the way.
The Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah had much to say about English’s attempt to stay in control over the CFPB. “The administration applauds the court’s decision, which provides further support for the president’s rightful authority to designate Director Mulvaney as acting director of the CFPB.” Shah added, “It’s time for the Democrats to stop enabling this brazen political stunt by a rogue employee and allow Acting Director Mulvaney to continue the Bureau’s smooth transition into an agency that truly serves to help consumers.”
I think everyone agrees with Shah. Democrats need to understand that their time has passed and they should get out of the way of President Trump and his administration work.