Republicans are still pissed over President Obama’s recessed appointment, so now they want to take action. Of course that action won’t occur until they return from their recess, which is what they are arguing they aren’t in.
Sound confusing? Well let me add to that. OK – let’s let Republican Congresswoman Diane Black add to it in this statement:
“These appointments are an affront to the Constitution. No matter how you look at this, it doesn’t pass the smell test. I hope the House considers my resolution as soon as we return to Washington so we can send a message to President Obama.”…
“No executive agency should be immune from the checks and balances our founders intended. What’s more, the NLRB appointments were jammed through by the president before the Senate even had the chance to consider the appointees. Their names were only put forward on Dec. 15, a mere two days before the Senate recessed for the holiday. The president is clearly out of bounds here and should not be allowed to skirt the Constitution as he pleases.”
The Constitution gives the President the power to make appointments when Congress is in recess. Black is apparently saying they aren’t in recess, yet she says that the names were put forward only two days before the Senate did go into recess. Got it now?
If your head isn’t ready to explode by such idiocracy in two little paragraphs then you are a stronger person than I!