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McConnell on Supreme Court Ruling Overturning the President’s Unconstitutional “Recess” Appointments

‘This administration has a tendency to abide by laws that it likes and to disregard those it doesn’t. In this case, that disturbing and dangerous tendency extended to the Constitution itself.  Whether it’s recess appointments or Obamacare, this troubling approach does serious damage to the rule of law and the Court’s decision is a clear rebuke of the administration’s behavior.’

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement today after the Supreme Court overturned President Obama’s so-called “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. McConnell and 44 of his Senate colleagues filed an amicus brief in the case and counsel for the Senators participated in oral argument before the Supreme Court.

 

“I welcome the Supreme Court’s important decision today that the President’s so-called “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board two and one-half years ago were unconstitutional. This administration has a tendency to abide by laws that it likes and to disregard those it doesn’t. In this case, that disturbing and dangerous tendency extended to the Constitution itself.  Whether it’s recess appointments or Obamacare, this troubling approach does serious damage to the rule of law, and the Court’s decision is a clear rebuke of the administration’s behavior. The President made an unprecedented power grab by placing political allies at a powerful federal agency while the Senate was meeting regularly and without even bothering to wait for its advice and consent. A unanimous Supreme Court has rejected this brazen power-grab.  All Americans should be grateful for the Court’s rebuke of the administration—and the Democratic Majority in the Senate should be embarrassed by its failure, yet again, to stand up to the President and to defend the Senate’s uniquely important role under our Constitution. I was proud to lead the effort to defend the Senate against the President’s unprecedented power grab.”

 

Background: The challenge to the recess appointments was brought by Noel Canning, a local, family-owned business in Washington State that bottles and distributes soft drinks. The company challenged the NLRB’s determination that it must enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a labor union. Former Assistant to the Solicitor General Miguel Estrada was counsel for the Senators and argued on their behalf before the Supreme Court. A partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Mr. Estrada serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group. Mr. Estrada served as Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States from 1992 until 1997 and previously served as Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Appellate Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York.

 

Read the amicus brief here.


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

4 Responses to “McConnell on Supreme Court Ruling Overturning the President’s Unconstitutional “Recess” Appointments”

  1. Dinah says:

    McConnell makes me sick. Since when has HE stood up to the president and stopped his destructive Marxist/Fascist agenda? He has lied to us on everything while manipulating his votes to “have it both ways”. If I lived in Kentucky, I’d vote for Grimes just to kick McConnell out of our lives. The latest treachery in Mississippi is a direct cause of McConnell, Rove and Haley Barbour. Wake up Kentucky – McConnell is not conservative and he spends more time trying to “crush” the TEA Party than he does fighting Obama and his “buddy” Reid. Ugh . . . makes me SICK.

  2. Dinah says:

    Thank you for this. I still hold my belief that McConnell has helped Obama’s “agenda” more than hindered it. Especially with Obamacare. He submitted an Amicas, joining in to object to Obama’s illegal appointments but where was he when Obamacare was being jammed down America’s throat? He prevented defunding of the law by allowing a vote to fund it. I may be a political innocent, but I can smell a duplicitous, lying politician if I sniff hard enough. McConnell is a wheeler dealer, slap on the back, status quo loving good ol’ boy who wants the senate majority leadership so much he can taste it. I hope he falls short of his heart’s desire. He and Boehner are fighting conservatives in the most despicable way possible. It may be politics as usual to many, but to me it’s detestable and WRONG. Their base is made up of people who want a change and they need to move aside and allow it to happen. They work for us – a fact that his been ignored for far too long.

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  1. […] Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R- Ky.), who championed the case and submitted an amicus brief, had reason to crow, and he did in a written statement: […]


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