The Monopoly guy has gone to Washington. A person dressed in a black top hat and bushy white mustache, occasionally putting on a monocle or dabbing forehead sweat with giant paper money, sat in the audience of the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the Equifax data breach on Wednesday.
Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith didn’t seem to notice. The person was dressed to resemble the character Rich Uncle Pennybags from the classic board game.
Smith was there to testify about a data breach that compromised personal identifying information for more than 145 million people. His prepared remarks were similar to those written for his appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday, where he claimed “full responsibility.”
The protester was Amanda Werner of Americans for Financial Reform and Public Citizen, who also handed out Monopoly-style “Get out of jail free” cards. The Senate leadership has been pushing to rollback a rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in July that would curtail the use of arbitration clauses. The House has already voted to kill the rule.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 4, 2017
The Monopoly Man is still at it, almost two hours into the Equifax hearing pic.twitter.com/rRBdBxW7qv
— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) October 4, 2017