‘Arrest this fool’

  • Published in Letters

I’m not really much of an activist, but every once in a while something particularly outrageous gets under my skin. The current example is the public incitement to outright criminal activity by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new director, Mike Mulvaney.

Mulvaney didn’t just encourage the bankers to bribe him if they wanted their way. He told them to go out and buy themselves more Republicans. Mr. Mulvaney said that trying to sway legislators was one of the “fundamental underpinnings of our representative democracy. And you have to continue to do it.” In one quick speech, Mulvaney not only vows to disassemble the agency he’s running and remove protections for consumers, he:

  • Tells them the best way to get things done is through bribery.
  • Informs them that he has always been open to bribes.
  • Encourages them to go out and do more bribery.

Mulvaney stood in front of a public forum and told them that he prioritized the views of people who lined his pocket. Which is a confession of a crime.

The above comes from www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/4/25/1759789/-Mick-Mulvaney-admits-to-taking-bribes-and-solicits-additional-bribes-while-destroying-CFPB.

So, where are the U.S. Marshals? Or the FBI? Please arrest this fool!

Jim Dodds

Waitsfield