Cornyn Statement Following Cordray Recess Appointment
‘Unprecedented, Unacceptable, and a Blatant Abuse of Presidential Power’
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today issued this statement after the White House confirmed President Obama will recess appoint Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB):
“Today’s appointment of another unaccountable czar is an arrogant abuse of Presidential power. Then-Senator Obama has previously called such a recess appointee ‘damaged goods.’
“So we are left to wonder why the President is unwilling to work with Congress to adopt common-sense improvements in accountability and transparency that would protect small businesses from more job-killing regulations and red tape.”
Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance, Judiciary, Armed Services and Budget Committees. He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.