Brooks called his pending appointment a “great honor” in a Tuesday statement and pledged to “work tirelessly to ensure that the agency continues to fulfill its core mission and that the men and women of this agency have the resources, training and leadership they need to be successful. in their duties.
If confirmed by the Senate, Brooks would begin a five-year term as head of the OCC shortly before the president-elect Joe BidenJoe Biden Tucker Carlson Assures Viewers His Show ‘Going Nowhere’ After Presidential Election. Trump Senior Advisors Deterred President From Military Strike Against Iran: Report Senators Clash On The Ground To Carry masks: “I don’t need your instructions” MORE takes office and would probably cut him short. The President can dismiss the Comptroller of the Currency at will and appoint an acting replacement until his candidate is confirmed by the Senate.
It’s unclear how Brooks’ firing as Senate confirmed director instead of interim director might impact how Biden replaces him.
Senate Republicans also face a narrowing window to confirm Brooks while the GOP controls the upper house. Brooks’ appointment would expire if the Senate is unable to confirm it before the new Congress is called in January, and he is unlikely to receive much, if any, support from Democrats.