Kaptur calls out President Trump’s Goldman Sachs team
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) took to the House floor to discuss President Donald Trump’s economic team, which is now stacked with Goldman Sachs executives. Kaptur spoke as the Senate voted to confirm Steve Mnuchin, President Trump’s choice to lead the Treasury Department. Mnuchin spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs.
Excerpts from Kaptur’s floor remarks:
“President Trump said he was going to drain the swamp; let’s check the facts. Wall Street’s golddiggers are in charge of the swamp already.
“The President’s Senior Strategist Steve Bannon spent half a decade working at Goldman Sachs. His National Economic Advisor Gary Cohn spent 25 more and rose to become the President of Goldman Sachs. Dina Powell, the Senior Counsel for Economic Initiatives was a partner since 2010.
“Steve Mnuchin spent 17 years at years at Goldman and was dubbed the foreclosure king. Mnuchin used shady tactics to kick hundreds of thousands of families out of their homes in Ohio and beyond. Mnuchin is the ultimate swamp dweller. While millions of Americans lost their homes and with millions more still underwater Goldman increased its profits.
“When Wall Street rigs our economy again, does anyone seriously expect President Trump to drain the swamp? He is fast in it with them!”
Watch Kaptur take on President Trump’s Goldman Sachs team on the House floor here.