Corey Lewandowski Sunday called on President Trump to fire Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
During an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Lewandowski said new White house chief of staff John Kelly should "re-look at firing Richard Cordray, the CFPB. He is a person who is now all but running for governor in the state of Ohio and he's sitting in a federal office right now."
When asked why Lewandowski — the former leader of Trump's presidential campaign — mentioned Cordray, he said he was too involved with Ohio politics.
"I think Richard Cordray is somebody who is campaigning now for governor of Ohio. He's sitting in an office right now at the CFPB. It's my recommendation to the president of the United States to fire Richard Cordray," Lewandowski responded. "You've got an unelected bureaucrat sitting in an office right now and I hope that the new chief of staff looks at him."
When asked by Todd if he is saying this because he has "business interests" in seeing Cordray removed, Lewandowski said "no clients whatsoever here."
Politico has reported that Cordray's friends said he will run for governor in Ohio next year — but he would have to leave his position at the CFPB to do so.
Earlier this month, the CFPB issued a new rule that bans companies — financial instituions such as banks and credit card issuers — from using arbitration clauses to deny groups of people "their day in court."
However, this week, the House Rules Committee gave the go-ahead for a floor vote to kill the new rule.