Government

CFPB's Adolescent Army

Rogue agency employees form a resistance group to new Director Mick Mulvaney.

Political Editors · Dec. 8, 2017

Is this where bureaucracy is in the age of the Trump “Resistance”? The New York Times reveals that several employees within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have formed what they call “Dumbledore’s Army,” a reference to a secretive resistance group in the “Harry Potter” children’s books. According to the Times, these CFPB employees decided to quietly resist Donald Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as director. The Times reports, “In some cases, conversations between staff that used to take place by phone or text now happen almost exclusively in person or through encrypted messaging apps.”

And Democrats and the Left wonder why so many Americans don’t trust Washington bureaucrats. Not only are these CFPB employee actions childish, they’re bordering on illegal, as they may be in violation of the Federal Records Act, because government workers are actively attempting to bypass transparency rules. These public employees are not merely resisting Trump; they’re resisting the American people. It’s time for these petulant public servants to deal with the fact that, as Barack Obama once said, “Elections have consequences.”

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