It’s not a hard question, but Richard Cordray continues to evade giving a true answer when asked if he would finish his term as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Today on CNBC, Carl Quintinilla asked him directly and instead of giving a definitive answer that would indicate he plans to stay at the agency and not pursue a run for Governor of Ohio, Cordray simply repeated his “no comment” refrain.
In a letter late last month, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling asked Cordray for “confirmation that you intend to serve your full statutory term as Bureau Director, or, if you do not intend to serve your full term, confirmation of the date on which you intend to resign from office.” Cordray did not respond.
It’s clear that if Cordray had any intention of sticking around the CFPB, he’d just give a firm answer and inquiries about his political machinations would dissipate.
However, his continual dodges prove that he is undoubtedly mulling a run for political office and it’s very disturbing that he’d plot this run while still serving taxpayers as a federal employee.