Senator Chris Dodd was asked for a reaction to Obama’s apparent intention to name Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren to be the interim head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) created by the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation.
Dodd’s reaction? Confusion:
In dismissing the rumor last night, though, Senate Banking Committee Chair Chris Dodd — who authored the law — claimed he’d never heard of the interim appointment power.The problem? The power to make this interim appointment comes from legislation that is actually named after Dodd:
“I don’t know what it is. I never heard of it before,” said a flabbergasted Dodd to TPMDC. “It’s kind of unique isn’t it?”
The authority for the Treasury Department to grant an interim appointment — distinct from a “recess appointment” — comes from the financial reform law itself.But hey, it’s not like it’s his job to read the laws he’s, um, authoring. Not to mention voting for.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Only Chris Dodd Can Be That Ignorant
From SayAnything Blog: