Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters may want to do a little more homework before launching into questions at hearings with the House Committee on Financial Services. She dove right into a line of questions for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Mick Mulvaney on Wednesday.
Waters asked him why people should trust him to run the CFPB when he previously sponsored legislation to get rid of that bureau. During those questions, she insisted that it was the responsibility of herself and her colleagues to implement Dodd Frank financial regulations.
“With respect, congresswoman, I would say that I am the one for responsible for implementing Dodd Frank, not you,” Mulvaney retorted. “You were responsible for passing legislation and then the executive branch implements it.”
“I have not burnt the place down,” he continued. “Despite what you may have heard about what I was going to do when I got in there — I think that we have ten fewer people working there now than the day I took over, and that’s out of 1627 people.”
Waters was not amused with his government lesson and in fact cut his answer off.
“I’m reclaiming my time,” Waters declared. “Let me just say to you that you couldn’t implement a thing unless, first of all, there was legislation that was passed to deal with what you’re doing, and second, we have responsibility for the oversight of your implementation.”
Well, sounds like she tried to back out of that line of questioning pretty quickly, doesn’t it? Take a look at this clip and let us know what you think.
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