BCFP Nominee Kathy Kraninger Doesn’t Give Much at Senate Hearing

Kathy Kraninger, President Trump’s nominee to take over as Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP), shared a confirmation hearing yesterday with Export Import Bank nominee Kimberly Reed – but Kraninger received a whole lot more airtime.

During the nearly three-hour hearing, Democrats were head-scratchingly frustrated by Kraninger’s refusal to answer direct questions. They were determined to link Kraninger to the Trump Administration’s extremely unpopular immigrant child-separation policy and the less than stellar response to the Puerto Rico hurricane disaster – proving that she does not have the character or empathy needed to run an agency charged with protecting consumers. Senator after senator tried to nail down answers on her personal positions but she just wouldn’t budge.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) concluded her time by characterizing the policy of separation of children from their parents as “a moral stain that will follow you for the rest of your life.”

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