After a weekend mishap where @BreakingNews accidentally tweeted that President Obama would be making a “personal” rather than “personnel” announcement today, the press conference to announce the nomination of Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just wrapped up.
Elizabeth Warren, who had been serving as the interim director, wrote a column for The Huffington Post and The White House Blog today endorsing Cordray, who not only has a history working in government, but is also a Jeopardy! winner. So we know he’s smart.
Republican Senators have made their opposition to Warren clear, threatening a filibuster if she were nominated. The CFPB was established to help and protect consumers of financial products like mortgages.
Warren may not be getting the director job, but there are some who would like to see her get a job as a Senator.