Tom Cotton: Fire anyone who doesn’t accept Mick Mulvaney as CFPB’s leader

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., on Monday called on President Trump to fire Leandra English, who says she should be the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s acting director.

“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a rogue, unconstitutional agency. Leandra English’s lawsuit to install herself as acting director against the president’s explicit direction is just the latest lawless action by the CFPB,” Cotton tweeted Monday morning.

On Sunday, English filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia over President Trump’s decision to appoint Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as the CFPB’s new director, after former Director Richard Cordray’s resignation late last week. On the way out, Cordray appointed English as deputy director.

English and her supporters say she is the rightful leader of the agency now that Cordray is gone. They say the Dodd-Frank law mandates the deputy director serve as the acting director at any time the bureau finds itself without a Senate-confirmed director.

But the Trump administration says other laws make it clear that the president has the right to decide who leads an agency, and CFPB’s own lawyer agrees that Mulvaney is now the acting director of the agency.

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