By Boston Globe

Senator Elizabeth Warren on Thursday excoriated the controversial head of the government agency she helped create in the wake of the international economic meltdown of 2008.

Warren, a Democrat, had sharp words for Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, accusing him of working for years to destroy the agency from the outside before being appointed by President Trump to run it.

“You never supported the consumer watchdog, Mr. Mulvaney,” Warren said in a hearing of the Senate’s Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.

She went on to cite four times that Mulvaney, as a US congressman, voted for Republican budgets that recommended eliminating the bureau, and a time in 2015 he supported a separate bill to shut it down.

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