How finely must they shred the Constitution before they become the sort of government that the Declaration of Independence indicates should be altered or abolished?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) threatened on Friday that he would recommend the White House make recess appointments of all 90 outstanding executive nominees if he did not receive cooperation from the GOP for confirmation through the Senate’s advise and consent function.
“If something doesn’t break here I am going to recommend to the president that he recess-appoint all of these nominees,” said Reid. “[E]very single one. It’s not as if there isn’t some way to respond to this.”
Most Republicans in the Senate remain furious with President Obama for his January recess appointments of several executive nominations — a move they say was a gross violation of the U.S. Construction.
Republicans are exercising their rights under the Constitution and the rules of the Senate, so Obama will just pencil-whip his nominees through without abiding by the Constitutional niceties like "advice and consent".