WASHINGTON -- Our Revolution President Jeff Weaver released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Steve Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary:"As a candidate for president, Donald Trump promised to 'drain the swamp.' As president, Trump has dredged up every Wall Street and Goldman Sachs swamp creature he can find to fill the economic positions in his administration.
"Our newly confirmed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin led a mortgage firm that aggressively pushed homeowners into foreclosure. Those likely to fill leadership roles in his department profited off the economic crisis that many Americans are still recovering from -- and they'll slash any and all protections that prevent Wall Street from leaving Main Street and the American taxpayers with the next bill.
"This is clearly a repudiation of Trump's promise -- apparently a false promise -- to look after the interest of working class people in this country. Unlike Trump, Our Revolution's commitment to fighting against a rigged economy didn't end on Election Day. We will continue to stand on the side of Americans looking for a better future for themselves and their children."