Congressional Republicans are increasingly outspoken about their disagreements with President Trump, whether it's his tweets or how he's treated Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While those are the major issues, Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., has another primary complaint: the lack of change at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
"The one disappointment with Trump is that he still has Richard Cordray at the CFPB. That Cordray is still there is incredibly disappointing," Duffy said during an editorial board meeting with the Washington Examiner.
Numerous Republicans have called for President Trump to get rid of Cordray, including Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, who is chairman of the House Financial Services committee.
"I believe the president is clearly justified in dismissing you and I call upon the president, yet again, to do just that, and to do it immediately," Hensarling told Cordray in a committee hearing in April.
Cordray has been criticized for years for how he has run the CFPB, an agency created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. Both Republicans and Democrats have cited cases of agency policies making it more difficult for potential borrowers to access capital.
He has also been criticized for the workplace culture at the agency, which has been accused of propogating racism and sexism.
Cordray reportedly intends to run for governor in Ohio. Trump firing Cordray might actually boost Cordray's prospects, which is one rumored reason why Trump has yet to let Cordray go. Duffy, however, believes Cordray has no chance Trump dealt with Cordray how he ought.
"Frankly, if he wanted to fight his removal, it would be great," Duffy said. "We'll talk about the racism and the sexism at the CFPB. The history is long and rich. He won't be elected to a Senate seat in Ohio or a governorship in Ohio when we have a great public exposure of Richard Cordray. I wish that would be the path forward."