What are these 5 Senators Saying About Steve Mnuchin?

 

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U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, (D-NH): “Steve Mnuchin ran a bank that’s been called a ‘foreclosure machine’ and has a long record of profiting off of a predatory lending practices while hard-working families paid the price,” Hassan said in a statement. “He even tried to mislead Congress about his troubling business practices and potential conflicts of interests throughout the hearing process. I cannot support a Treasury Secretary who would give corporate special interests free reign while jeopardizing the health and stability of our economy, and unfortunately it’s clear that’s exactly what Mr. Mnuchin would do.”  New Hampshire Union Leader 

Senator Angus King (I-Maine) “While I am not reflexively opposed to the former CEO of a large financial institution heading the Treasury Department, I want to know that that person will be a champion for hardworking families in Maine and across the country – and, unfortunately, I have not found anything in his record that would indicate that he would even try to defend, let alone champion, their financial interests. In fact, it seems that some of the lending practices conducted by his company – that he knew about – denied justice to Maine citizens who, in some cases, may have lost their homes as a result. It just doesn’t seem to me that Mr. Mnuchin would put hardworking people, homeowners, small businesses, rural economies, or any of the foundations of Maine’s economy first.” Press release 

Senator Cortez Masto (D-NV): “President Trump’s choice of Mr. Mnuchin is a slap in the face for Nevada families like Heather’s.  We cannot afford to return to the misguided policies that brought us to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and devastated our state’s economy. But that is exactly what we can expect if Steven Mnuchin is confirmed as President Trump’s Treasury Secretary. He will not have my vote.” Senator Cortez Masto OpEd: Why I can’t support ‘Foreclosure King’

Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-OR), ranking member of Senate Finance Committee:”When you read about the nominee for Treasury Secretary, given all the power that position holds, you hope not to see phrases like ‘foreclosure machine,’ ‘redlining,’ ‘offshore funds’ and ‘predatory lending,'” he said. USA Today: Trump’s Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin denies he ran ‘foreclosure machine’

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) “Mnuchin profited off of kicking people out of their homes and then gave false testimony about his bank’s abusive practices,” Brown said in a statement today. “He cannot be trusted to make decisions about policies as personal to working Ohioans as their taxes and retirement.” Cleavland.com: Sen. Sherrod Brown, other Democrats halt vote on Trump nominees Steve Mnuchin, Tom Price

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