Nancy Pelosi sticks her neck out for ‘rightful Acting Director of CFPB’ … and out come the sharpened axes

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is taking heat after a controversial tweet questioning President Trump’s appointment of an acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director.

Pelosi called former CFPB chief of staff Leandra English the “rightful Acting Director of CFPB” shortly after a federal judge shot down English’s attempt to block the President’s appointee from assuming the role.

“Incredibly thankful for the determination of Leandra English, the rightful Acting Director of @CFPB. #DefendCFPB” Pelosi posted, along with a photo of herself, English, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

English had sued the President for picking Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to fill the CFPB vacancy until a permanent appointee is found and confirmed by the Senate. She argued that former CFPB director Richard Cordray intended her to become acting head by promoting her to deputy director right before his resignation.

Conservatives immediately criticized Pelosi’s insistence on considering English the “rightful” acting director–even after a federal court ruled the President has the authority to choose who he wants for the position.

National Review editor Charles C.W. Cooke offered a historical perspective, evoking the English Civil War in a stinging parody of Pelosi’s tweet.

Cooke then humorously shared a portrait of the  Dutch-born British Monarch William of Orange, famous for deposing of James II during the “Glorious Revolution.”

Ben Shapiro continued with the mockery of Pelosi.

Another National Review icon, Senior Editor Jonah Goldberg, joined in with a Game of Thrones reference.

Their parody was highly approved by conservatives around the country.


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