The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau exists for one reason, and it’s a great one: to protect consumers from unfair financial practices. But the bureau can’t legally perform all of its jobs until it has a director, and Senate Republicans have vowed to block every person President Obama nominates to lead the agency.
How many more Americans have to be robbed of their homes or pensions? Thirty-seven attorneys general – including eight Republicans – already support former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray’s nomination, but the Senate GOP is still stalling. So I’m taking a stand and demanding that Republican senators put politics aside and allow a vote to confirm Richard Cordray right away – but I need your voices to make sure they get the message.
People need help, and Senate Republicans are turning a blind eye. I will never do that. When I served with the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq, I provided legal aid to members of my brigade. I still remember the horror stories they’d share with me about underhanded businesses peddling shady financial products to their families.
And that’s one big reason I’m running for Attorney General: because I believe in what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stands for 100 percent – and until it has a director, we can’t protect people from those who would take advantage of them. Every day that Senate Republicans say “no,” preventable financial tragedies ruin lives. I will fight for our men and women in uniform, and for you, your family, friends and neighbors – and I will never back down. I just need you to stand with me today to make sure Washington gets the message loud and clear.
Let’s fight for our servicemembers and families all across the country by telling Senate Republicans to vote to confirm Richard Cordray right away. The only way they’ll listen is if thousands upon thousands of people make their voices heard.