Pawlenty told CNBC in 2011 of Bernanke that "I opposed his appointment last time, so it wouldn't be hard for me to oppose his reappointment next time, and I don't think he should continue in that position."
A spokeswoman for the Financial Services Roundtable responded with the following emailed statement from Pawlenty.
"I wish Congressman Frank well in the next phase of his career. As a former Governor and legislator, I have a record of effectively working in a bipartisan and constructive manner, and I am committed to upholding the Roundtable's bipartisan tradition with legislators and regulators as its new leader," the statement read.
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