Mick Mulvaney, former acting director the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), will be named acting White House Chief of Staff according to a Friday tweet by President Donald J. Trump.
“I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction,” the president wrote. “Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration. I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
….I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! John will be staying until the end of the year. He is a GREAT PATRIOT and I want to personally thank him for his service!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2018
Mulvaney served as the acting director of the CFPB from November 2017 until December 11, 2018, when current director Kathleen Kraninger was sworn in after being confirmed by the Senate. During his part-time service at CFPB, Mulvaney has been serving as the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a position he has held since February 2017 after being nominated by the then-recently elected Trump in December 2016.
Mulvaney previously served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina’s 5th district, a position he held from 2011 until his ascension to the head position at OMB. Mulvaney’s selection as acting director of the CFPB following the resignation of director Richard Cordray proved controversial, since he often decried the existence of the agency during his time serving in Congress.
Written by Chris Clow