Republicans lament the action taken by our president to make a recess appointment — finally — to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a valuable government agency.

I do not know the likely outcome of any challenge to this action, but hope that it stands in the face of obstructionists who want to subvert consumer protection law. Americans deserve such protection as evidenced by the preponderance of subterfuge in the past decade.

Since they claim to have no issue with the appointee (former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray), only the law itself, I would hope they put their dislike for this president aside for once and do what is best for the American public.

Howard Kahn, Baltimore