Obama Makes Recess Appointments Even Though the Senate Isn’t in Recess and Senator Brown Backs Appointment

January 5, 2012 in Anarchy, Constitutional, MA, Scott Brown, Senator Scott Brown Versus The Tea Party

The Obamarites are claiming that the president  made Recess Appointments. However, according to the official Senate calendar,  the Senate “convened at 12:00 p.m. for a pro forma session” on January 3d.

“This means that officially, technically, and according to the rules and procedures of the United States Senate, it is still in session. This tactic [pro forma secession] was invented and used first by the Democrats to block President Bush recess appointments, and it was successful, because legally the President can not make appointments while the Senate is in session.”

  Therefore, all of President Obama’s appointments are unconstitutional.

The following article by the Heritage Network expounds further on this deliberate abuse of the Constitution.

A Tyrannical Abuse of Power: Obama Attempts to Appoint Cordray to CFPB

The Heritage Network

Todd Gaziano

January 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm

In a revelation that is quite shocking to anyone who knows anything about the 100-plus years of precedent on the recess appointment power or the separation of powers, the White House today announced that the President planned on making a purported recess appointment of Richard Cordray to the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This is a position the Senate has refused to confirm Cordray for, and it is also of note that the White House announced this momentous decision in an official tweet from communications director Dan Pfeiffer.

Heritage’s Diane Katz has explained why that position should remain unfilled until the agency’s powers are modified, but the alleged recess appointment is outrageous no matter what position it would supposedly fill. What is shocking is that the Senate is not in a recess that would allow a recess appointment, and it can’t be under the Constitution, even if many Senators are not in D.C.

You can read the entire story here:

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/01/04/a-tyrannical-abuse-of-power-obama-attempts-to-appoint-cordray-to-cfpb/

Meanwhile Senator Brown once again breaks away from the Republican Party to Back Obama’s Unconstitutional  Appointments.

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said he supports President Barack Obama’s decision to name Richard Cordray as the nation’s chief consumer watchdog despite the objections of Brown’s fellow Senate Republicans.

“I support President Obama’s appointment today of Richard Cordray to head the CFPB. I believe he is the right person to lead the agency and help protect consumers from fraud and scams,” Brown said in a statement.

 

You can read the entire article here: http://www.eagletribune.com/boston/x191088862/Sen-Brown-supports-Obamas-consumer-chief-pick

You can call Senator Brown in Washingtonand to agree or disaagree  at : (202) 224-4543

or in  Boston at:   (617) 565-3170