Donald Trump campaigned for President with the promise that he would Drain The Swamp of corruption in Washington DC. He promised to stand up to Wall Street tycoons who bribe corrupt public officials.
It didn’t take long for Trump to break that promise. He nominated Steve Mnuchin, a hedge fund manager from Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs, to be Secretary of the Treasury. Mnuchin supports going back to the corrupt old system of the first years of the 21st century, under which the American economy was nearly wrecked by selfish Wall Street traders who profited from the economic exploitation of workers, got bailed out by the federal government, and then turned around and forced people out of their homes under brutal terms of foreclosure.
A vote to confirm Steve Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasury tonight was in effect a vote to make the swamp of corruption in Washington DC even bigger, and to put the worst Wall Street abuses back in place.
Every single Republican senator voted in favor of confirming Steve Mnuchin tonight. Democrat Joe Manchin joined them, solidifying his reputation of eagerness to sell out working people in favor of economic elites.