Senator John Cornyn is unhappy that President Obama has appointed Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  It’s a recess appointment, done without senate approval.

He also pointed out that when Obama was a senator, Obama called a similar recess appointee “damaged goods.”

In addition, Cornyn said Obama is unwilling to work with Congress to adopt common-sense improvements in accountability and transparency that would protect small businesses from regulations and red tape.

In Washington, there is speculation that the controversy could mean trouble for future Obama appointees.