Mick Mulvaney, former acting White House chief of staff, is in the news after he tweeted that the FBI raid at former United States President Donald Trump’s home was just about documents. Mulvaney’s tweet came after the Department of Justice released a redacted affidavit that allowed federal officials to raid the former president’s Florida residence.
After the redacted document was made public, Mick Mulvaney wrote on Twitter: “It appears this raid was, in fact, just about documents. As even some on the left have opined: that is simply outrageous.”
Who is Mick Mulvaney?
Mick Mulvaney, 55, served as the acting White House chief of staff from January 2019 to March 2020. Largely identified as supportive of former United States President Donald Trump, Mulvaney served as the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from February 2017 until March 2020.
Prior to Mulvaney’s appointment in the Trump administration, he served in the United States House of Representatives.
Mick Mulvaney was born on July 21, 1967 in Alexandria, Virginia. His father Mike Mulvaney was a real estate developer and his mother Kathy Mulvaney a teacher. Mulvaney grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Republican politician began his education at the Charlotte Catholic High School. He subsequently went on to join Georgetown University in Washington DC where he majored in international economics, commerce and finance. He later went on to join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned a Juris Doctor in 1992. His focus was on antitrust law.
In his initial years, Mick Mulvaney worked at James, McElroy and Diehl, a law firm. He later went on to work for his family’s homebuilding and real estate business. Mulvaney was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. In the 2010 elections, Mulvaney, then a young gun Republican, ran against Democrat John M. Spratt Jr. for South Carolina’s 5th Congressional district. He won the election and later went on to serve for several terms.
In December 2016, then-president-elect Donald Trump chose Mick Mulvaney to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He served the office from 2017 to 2020. In January 2019, he was appointed the acting White House chief of staff. He served the office till March 2020.