WASHINGTON – Following years of investigation by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and a call for President Biden to remove her from office, embattled Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Inspector General Laura Wertheimer resigned today from office effective July 30. Grassley made the following comment on that news.
“It’s about time. Inspectors general do important work across government to hold bad actors accountable and combat waste, fraud and abuse. Ms. Wertheimer neither embraced those duties nor set an example of how a government office should be run. Whistleblower after whistleblower shared stories with my office about Ms. Wertheimer’s professional misconduct, personal ridicule of colleagues and ineffectual work practices. That’s not what our government needed, and it took longer than it should have for this change. Any others who engaged in misconduct must also go.