>> Elections have consequences at every agency and that includes the CFPB.>> A judge on Tuesday denied a temporary restraining order to stop President Trump's appointment of his budget chief Mick Mulvaney as interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Leandra English, an Obama-era appointee and deputy director of the agency, requested the order in a lawsuit filed over the weekend, in which she claims to be the rightful acting director.
>> You should disregard her instructions in an official capacity.>> Mulvaney on Tuesday told staff at the agency to disregard any instructions from English, who said she would spend the day working in the office taking calls and meetings. But Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee, said the agency was part of the executive branch and he saw nothing in the law that prevented Mulvaney from taking over the job.
>> This agency has helped more than 29 million people.>> Earlier on Tuesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren, who founded the CFPB to protect consumers from predatory lending, vowed to fight for the agency at a rally outside its headquarters. The Democratic senator said she has no doubt the legal fight over who is the proper head of the agency will continue on to the US Appeals Court.
>> Now it is time for us to fight for the agency. Are you ready to fight?>>