Skip to comments.Obama: No Recess Appointments for Now
Posted on 02/13/2010 3:21:22 PM PST by La Enchiladita
President Barack Obama dropped his threat to bypass the Senate and install nominees to their positions through recess appointments at least for now.
Recess appointments can be made while the Senate is out of session and are a way for presidents to get around the need for a confirmation vote. The president said in a statement Thursday evening that he is encouraged by confirmation earlier in the day of 27 high-level nominees.
On Tuesday, Obama threatened to make the recess appointments to get around senators who had placed holds on his nominees, which prevent, or at least delay, the Senate from moving forward with nominations. By the White Houses count, at the start of the week, 63 nominees had been stalled with holds.
At a meeting with top congressional leaders on Tuesday, Obama told Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that he would use his recess appointment power if Republican senators did not release their holds.
Many holds were motivated by a desire to leverage projects for a Senators state or simply to frustrate progress, the president said in a statement Thursday evening. It is precisely these kinds of tactics that enrage the American people.
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And now, Republicans cave when they could have continued to block nominations such as openly gay persons to Defense Dept. positions. The Republicans COULD stand up for the Constitution and the American People for once, but they cave and The Imperious One will demand more.
Who knows how stupid Republicans can get? They have no Spunk.
The Republicans truly suck. I just can’t believe how lazy and ineffective they are. The current RNC leadership need to be booted and replaced with conservatives.
Can zer() appoint his wife to any czar position during a recess. Maybe they both need to go out for recess. AHats.
threat? who the f is he threatening us?
Ronnie, that’s his M.O.: ultimatums, threats, deadlines... just like a spoiled child, cuz he doesn’t know what he’s doing.
What frustrates me so badly is that now that his many failures have a created a vacuum, what do we have to fill it with? Don’t our guys know an opportunity when they see it, hello..........
Michael Steel is a Trojan horse. GET RID OF HIM!
She's already been appointed. She's the Fat Czar.
“Many holds were motivated by a desire to leverage projects for a Senators state or simply to frustrate progress, the president said in a statement Thursday evening.”
That’s a L I E
The only people Obama appoints are homosexuals, communists or both!!
“Grovelling fools!!!! “
They will blow the summit too. Just watch.
I am sad to say that Mitch McConnell is my senator. He is the ultimate wuss.
And on Thursday 27 high-level nominees were confirmed.
No wonder he has "dropped his threat...for now."
They still all are part of the corrupt "Two-Party Cartel".
Even more than Bill Frist? Or, about the same.....