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BY: Alex Griswold
A CBS "Sunday Morning" profile heralded the work of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray while trivializing Republican criticism, and downplaying the director's rumored plans to run for office as a Democrat in the 2018 Ohio governor race.
CBS - Segment - Obama - Administration - Nominee
CBS introduced the segment on the Obama administration nominee, saying "it helps if the consumer has someone watching his or her back. [CBS News correspondent] Erin Moriarty of '48 Hours' has been talking to the embattled head of the federal agency that's trying to do just that."
Moriarty introduced Cordray as a champion, saying he "may be the best friend the consumer has ever had."
Enemies - Capitol - Hill - Moriarty
"So why does he seem to have so many enemies on Capitol Hill?" Moriarty asked.
At one point, Moriarty asked Vanity Fair reporter William Cohen if the only reason Republicans were criticizing CFPB and Cordray was because, "maybe he’s just doing his job too well?"
Possibility - Cohen
"That's always a possibility," Cohen responded.
"I personally think it just goes back to the antipathy that fellow senators have and Congress people have for Elizabeth Warren," he continued. "This [CFPB] is her baby. I think they just want to zing her a little bit."
Critic - Cordray - CBS
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