Thursday, December 08, 2011

GOP blocks nominee to lead financial protection agency

President Obama lashed out at Congress on Thursday for blocking his nomination to head a consumer financial watchdog agency, saying Americans are frustrated with legislators for holding up critical appointments to win concessions on other matters.

Speaking shortly after the Senate rejected his appointment of former Ohio attorney General Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Obama said his Capitol Hill adversaries were not acting “on the level” in their consideration of the public interest. And he complained that Republicans in Congress were systematically delaying his political appointments.
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Anonymous said...

Mr. President, some of us are also tired of hyper-political appointments of minimally qualified candidates.


Heracleides said...

How can the GOP be blamed for this as it was, according to this article, the Senate which blocked the appointment... you know, the same Senate controlled lock, stock, & barrel by Mr. Obama's Democrat Party.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

Have you ever heard of something called a "filibuster?" It used to be used only very rarely. Now the GOP uses it routinely to block whatever they don't like.