House Majority Whip McCarthy Blasts Obama's Unconstitutional "Recess" Appointment

The Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, blasted Barack Obama's clearly unconstitutional appointment of Richard Cordray as the head of one of the worst agencies ever conceived by a Democrat-controlled Congress:  the so-called and hilariously-named "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau" (CFPB.)

Never before has an American president unlawfully appointed an individual  --  who has been clearly voted down by the United States Senate  --   to head an agency when Congress is NOT in recess.  Obama incorrectly calls this a recess appointment.  This abominable action by Obama clearly calls for Congress to respond by defunding the CFPB until such time a legitimate bureau head is approved by the Senate.

The new bureaucracy was created by two radical socialists  --  who both, thankfully, have been forced to declare that they are not running for reelection   --  Senator Chris Dodd, D-CT and Barney Frank, D-MA.  They got a willing Democrat-controlled Congress to pass their socialist piece of legislation which is called the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill.  The bill should really be called the Job-Destroying Bureau Act.

House Majority Whip McCarthy stated today following Obama's illegal appointment of Richard Cordray:  "This is a perilous start for the new CFPB, whose jurisdiction over all consumer financial products and services has the potential to restrict access to credit, thereby limiting a business’s ability to create jobs. House Republicans stand ready and willing to work with President Obama and Democrats to jump-start job creation and turn our economy around. We invite the President to abandon the campaign trail and join us in creating policies that will get Americans back to work.”

The rest of Congressman McCarthy's statement is directly below:

 

McCarthy Statement on Cordray Appointment

Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

“President Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a continuation of the White House’s abandonment of the playing field of constructive ideas. The President’s refusal to work with Congress, and ongoing attempt to sow division, is embodied in this reversal of his stance on recess appointments, which he has previously said have ‘less credibility’ than a nomination confirmed through the U.S. Senate.

“This is a perilous start for the new CFPB, whose jurisdiction over all consumer financial products and services has the potential to restrict access to credit, thereby limiting a business’s ability to create jobs. House Republicans stand ready and willing to work with President Obama and Democrats to jump-start job creation and turn our economy around. We invite the President to abandon the campaign trail and join us in creating policies that will get Americans back to work.”