Even though this seems like a minor thing, it really isn't. It's a direct challenge to the power of Trump to ignore the law and use the Justice Department to intimidate the bureaucracy of the Federal government.
Leandra English is not fighting for her job. She's knows that she won't have a job, and she knows that the Republican-controlled Senate will hold hearings and confirm whoever Trump nominates to be the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. No one is delusional here. What English is fighting for is the rule of law in the age of Trump. If the Democratic Party does not take notice of this and support here, they are making a foolish mistake.