January 28, 2021

By: Ben White, POLITICO

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Via Univ. of Michigan’s Erik Gordon: “It would make as much sense for Stalin to claim Lenin wasn’t Marxist enough as it makes for ultra leftists to claim that Barr isn’t interested enough in consumer protection. Disclosure: Barr and I formerly were on the faculty at the same time at Michigan Law School.”

Via Buzz Roberts , President and CEO of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders: “The attacks on Michael Barr are unfair. I have known and admired Michael since the 1990s. He has been a deeply committed and extraordinarily gifted and effective champion for consumers and communities, and especially for the underserved, low-income, and racial minorities.”

And via Cam Fine, President/CEO, Calvert Advisors and former President/CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America : “I want to put in a strong endorsement for Michael Barr. I know the progressives are pushing back, which totally baffles me.

“If the progressives want a Comptroller and senior bank regulator who can be IMMEDIATELY effective, and crack down on Wall Street, and compliment the work at the CFPB, they could not ask for a better person than Michael Barr.”