Elizabeth Warren’s pet project, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is engaged in an unnecessary feud with the Trump administration.

Outgoing agency head Richard Cordray appointed his own replacement, his Chief of Staff Leandra English, attempting to side-step the executive branch’s privilege of naming an interim replacement. Undeterred, Trump named his own temporary replacement, Mick Mulvaney. Both showed up to work Monday claiming to be acting director.

Sunday night, English filed a complaint and a temporary restraining order against Trump and Mulvaney, arguing she had the legal right to serve as acting agency head until Congress confirmed a permanent replacement.

The presiding federal judge, Timothy J. Kelly (a Trump appointee) promised to act quickly, and he did.

According to Politico, the request for the temporary restraining order was denied Tuesday evening:

A U.S. District Court judge in Washington has ruled in favor of the Trump administration in its bid to install White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Leandra English, who was named last week as acting director by outgoing CFPB chief Richard Cordray, had sought a temporary restraining order to block Mulvaney from taking the post.

This is yet another sad failure in the Democrats string of attempts to circumvent the power of the executive. Executive power is only desirable with it’s ideologically agreeable, you see.


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