Rep. Grimm Slams President Obama for CFPB Recess Appointment

Jan 4, 2012 Issues: Financial Services

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-NY) issued the following statement after President Obama made an unprecedented recess appointment without Senate consent and without Congress being adjourned:

“President Obama’s announcement to make a sham recess appointment for Richard Cordray to head the controversial CFPB shows his complete disregard for the checks and balances established by the U.S. Constitution.  Knowing he lacks the support from Senate Republicans to confirm Corday, he has changed the rules in his favor and sets a dangerous precedent that will give him carte blanche to appoint whomever he pleases, whenever he pleases.  

“This maneuver once again demonstrates his outright refusal to work with the Congress and his complete disrespect for the law of the land.  Circumventing well-established procedures certainly goes against the vision laid out by our founding fathers.  This appointment is no doubt a product of his arrogance and indicative of his utter disregard for the traditions and values we hold dear as citizens of this great nation.”

Rep. Michael Grimm serves on the House Financial Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over the CFPB.