News of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray’s use of a private device is now reaching Capitol Hill and generating reactions.
The Daily Caller broke news of Cordray’s use of a private device earlier this week, noting that it could potentially be against the law if he wasn’t keeping official records of his text messages from his private device.
A response to a FOIA request indicated that this may be the case.
Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse told TheDC what he thought about Cordray’s behavior, commenting, “I’ve been pretty clear on where I stand on CFPB’s unconstitutional structure, which makes it nearly impossible for Congress to oversee what King Richard does. At the very least, if businesses have to comply when the CFPB demands records, it should work both ways.”
The CFPB, a brainchild of Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, may become a target of President Donald Trump. Plenty of Republicans would like to see Cordray gone, however, it is not clear if he can be fired by the President. The CFPB was set up so that the director could not be dismissed without cause, but a recent federal court case in October ruled that the structure of the CFPB is unconstitutional.