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AFR Statement: Senators should oppose the nomination of Steven Mnuchin

Submitted by on February 1, 2017 – 4:25 pm
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Lisa Donner, Executive Director of Americans for Financial Reform, issued this statement in response to Finance Committee Vote – without a quorum – to advance the nomination of Steven Mnuchin:

“The majority on the Senate Finance Committee has chosen to ignore lies and evasions, to ram through a nomination in defiance of its own procedures, and to all vote YES despite both the known facts about Steven Mnuchin’s bank’s abusive and sometimes illegal foreclosure practices, and serious unanswered questions on this and other matters. The minority on the committee did the right thing in demanding responses before a vote. Every remaining Senator should demand the same before a floor vote is scheduled, and they should vote no when it comes before them. The country needs a Treasury Secretary who will stand up for the public interest, not another representative of Wall Street in government.”

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