There isn’t enough popcorn in the world to keep me occupied while laughing at this self-inflicted rake-stepping. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has demanded that acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Mick Mulvaney answer her questions. Mulvaney declined. Why? Because the bureau, by Warren’s design, says he doesn’t have to:
Acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Mick Mulvaney has told Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., that he doesn’t plan on responding to her questions about the agency, and said it’s her fault that he is not required to answer.
Mulvaney, a conservative who was an outspoken critic of the bureau during his time as a congressman, told Warren in a letter sent Wednesday that the structure of the agency, which she helped design, shields him from accountability.
“I encourage you to consider the possibility that the frustration you are experiencing now, and that which I had a few years back, are both inevitable consequences of the fact that the Dodd-Frank… Act insulates the Bureau from virtually any accountability to the American people through their elected representatives,” Mulvaney wrote.
That’s nothing short of a thing of beauty! Progressives like Warren help design bloated federal bureaucracies without ever considering the possibility they could someday be run by people not in line with their liberal idea of priorities. What’s Cherokee for “backfire”?