VIDEO=> Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison Slams CFPB Head Mick Mulvaney for ‘Lack of Transparency’ for Putting Frosting on His Office Windows
Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota attacked Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney at a hearing Wednesday for adding partially frosted windows to his office because, according to Ellison, it shows a lack of transparency by Mulvaney.
Ellison also serves as the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Mulvaney’s main job is Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Ellison is so proud of this line of attack on the Trump administration that he posted a video to YouTube of him going after Mulvaney at the hearing and he also posted a photo to Twitter of the offending frosted windows.
“Mick Mulvaney touts himself as Mr. Transparency. But today when I showed him this picture, he admitted it was his office at CFPB and that he’d had the glass walls in the building frosted like this. How is that transparent?”
Mick Mulvaney touts himself as Mr. Transparency. But today when I showed him this picture, he admitted it was his office at CFPB and that he’d had the glass walls in the building frosted like this. How is that transparent? pic.twitter.com/XJjJYvVQSG
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) April 11, 2018
Must watch video:
“At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report to Congress, Rep. Ellison questioned Mick Mulvaney about whether he had frosted the glass of his office at the Bureau. House Financial Services Committee 4/11/18”
The Associated Press filed a FOIA request earlier this year about the cost of CFPB’s office renovations and reported on the expense of the frosting Wednesday afternoon.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau spent more than $6,000 frosting the windows on the offices of senior staff in recent months, according to receipts and documents obtained by The Associated Press.
The spending on window frosting comes only months after the CFPB moved into renovated offices at a cost of more than $240 million.
The receipts were obtained as part of a Freedom of Information request submitted earlier this year by the AP.
CFPB receipts show the bureau ordered window frosting film twice, once in September 2017 and again in early February. The frosting film has been used on the offices of the top political staffers as well as conference rooms, according to a person familiar with the matter. This person requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak on the record…”
Mulvaney told Ellison the frosting was initiated by his predecessor at CFPB, Richard Cordray. Ellison still went on to attack Mulvaney over his ‘lack of transparency’. Ellison would not answer when Mulvaney asked Ellison if his office door was transparent. Mulvaney told Ellison he’s been to his office and could not see through Ellison’s door.
Last December Mulvaney posted a photo on the redecoration of his office at CFPB, “New artwork in the director’s suite. Happy new year!#LetFreedomRing” Ellison did not ask him about that.
— Mick Mulvaney (@BCFPDirector) December 26, 2017