In a press briefing Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. (F, 10%) attacked Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. (A, 94%) for having a “radical agenda” and “very bad judgement in terms of values in a budget.”
While Pelosi was giving her press conference, Mulvaney was confirmed by the Senate, 51-49, as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Only one Republican, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (F, 32%) voted against confirming Mulvaney.
“You remember — some of you were here — for the shutdown of government a few years ago? Mulvaney was the leader of the pack. And he voted against — 17 days later — opening up government. He has been willing to hold our full faith and credit of the United States of America hostage to his radical agenda.”
Mick Mulvaney as OMB director? “Totally unsuitable,” according to Pelosi.
Rep. Mulvaney has an A-rating on Conservative Review’s Liberty Score, in part because of his conservative votes on budget, spending, and debt bills. It should be a badge of honor for Mulvaney to be held in disdain by Pelosi over fiscal matters. During Pelosi’s tenure as speaker of the House, the national debt rose by over $5 trillion, contributing to the fiscal crisis we are in now.
Maria Jeffrey is a correspondent for Conservative Review. Follow her on Twitter @MariaTJeffrey