Floyd Brown, Floyd Reports
A Memo to the Movement, from FloydReports.com.
The recess appointments by President Obama – without Senate confirmation – of three extremely liberal and controversial nominations:
Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board;
Donald Berwick to Administrator of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and
Mari Del Carmen Aponte as United States Ambassador to El Salvador
Article II, Section 2, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution permits a president to make “recess appointments” without Senate confirmation by filling an office when Congress is in recess. Though originally intended to put necessary officials in place during the once long Congressional recesses, in recent times recess appointments have been used primarily to circumvent Senate approval — usually because of ideological controversy surrounding the nominee. As outlined below these three Obama recess appointees represent some of the worst of this administration’s nominees and were unlikely to ever receive Senate approval—even in an overwhelmingly Democrat-controlled Senate.