The AP reported that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney to run the Office of Management and Budget.
An official on Trump’s transition team, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter before it is officially announced, confirmed Trump’s pick Friday evening.
Mulvaney, 49, was elected in the 2010 tea party wave and is a founder of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, whose members pushed former Speaker John Boehner from power and have caused heartburn for current Speaker Paul Ryan.
As director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mulvaney would be responsible for crafting Trump’s budget and overseeing the issuance of major regulations.
And the best indicator that this is an excellent pick: Mulvaney’s own state Democratic Party leader came out vehemently against it, urging the Senate to reject his nomination.
That probably won’t happen.