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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell On The Recess Appointment Of Craig Becker

Editor’s Note: Note to next Republican President: It appears the new procedure for appointments approved by Democrats is wait for the first recess and appoint as many positions as you wish. Senate approval is no longer required.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement on the President’s decision to recess appoint Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

“The President’s decision to override bipartisan Senate rejection of Craig Becker’s nomination is yet another episode of choosing a partisan path despite bipartisan opposition. The President previously held that appointing an individual in this manner meant that the nominee would have ‘less credibility,’ and that assessment certainly fits this nomination. Additionally stunning is the Administration’s decision to recess appoint two Democrat nominees to the NLRB and leave the Republican behind. This is a purely partisan move that will make a traditionally bipartisan labor board an unbalanced agenda-driven panel.”


SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL) On A Recess Appointee: “To Some Degree, He’s Damaged Goods.” “To some degree, he’s damaged goods … Not in the history of United Nations representatives have we ever had a recess appointment, somebody who couldn’t get through a nomination in the Senate. And I think that that means that we will have less credibility and ironically be less equipped to reform the United Nations in the way that it needs to be reformed.” (“Bush Sends Bolton To U.N.” The [Springfield, IL] State Journal-Register, 8/2/05)

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 “Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell On The Recess Appointment Of Craig Becker”

  1. Marie (Portland, Oregon) says:

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has no credibility on this matter. Former President G.W. Bush did exactly the same thing during a recess for his administration. Obama just took a page from the Bush playbook. As far as his comment about being “fair and balanced”…hypocritical of you Senator.

    • Tom White says:

      Quite a difference, Marie. Bush appointed Bolton after 6 months of the Democrats HOLDING UP the nomination. They did not allow the nomination to come to the floor for a vote. We had no UN ambassador the whole time (with a war going on). But he never received a vote.

      Craig Becker WAS REJECTED BY THE SENATE in a bipartisan vote 52 to 43. The Senate said no! to this nominee.

      Obama just spit on the Constitution (again).

  2. Labor relations should always be good to ensure the success of a company.’`;

  3. Juan Torres says:

    in order to have good busines practice, good labor relations is very important.*;,


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