Skip to comments.Dems: President should recess-appoint FEC commissioners
Posted on 03/28/2012 10:34:15 AM PDT by ColdOne
More than 30 Democrats called on President Obama to recess-appoint five Federal Election Commission (FEC) commissioners during the Easter recess next week.
Chief deputy whip Peter Welch (D-Vt.) asked the president to use his constitutional authority to replace the commissioners. These commissioners terms have expired and the commission's deadlock is holding back further clarifications on significant issues coming out of the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court ruling.
Doing so [appointing new commissioners] will breathe life into this important agency and send a clear signal to those seeking to exploit an uncertain campaign landscape that the cop is back on the beat and that federal election laws will be fully enforced, Welchs letter, signed by several Democrats, states.
Watchdogs have also been calling for recess appointments to stunt the impact of the landmark Supreme Court ruling. The ruling allowed unlimited money into elections, as long as its not coordinated with or donated to specific candidates or parties.
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Dems Drop All Pretense to “An Appearance of Propriety”
Stacking the Commission that oversees elections with your own handpicked thugs right before a tough election. Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro would be proud. Next ACORN will be counting ballots and the New Black Panthers will be in charge of security...
We tried that before, and Obama appointed anyway. He is a lawless thug.
Translation: Democrats are not raising enough money... In a way, this is a good sign.
TO MITCH MCCONNELL:
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, ALLOW THE SENATE TO GO INTO RECESS.
TO JOHN BOEHNER & THE REPUBLICAN HOUSE LEADERSHIP:
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, RECESS. Keep in session, at a very low level of activity if necessary.
BOEHNER & OTHER HOUSE REPUBLICANS—DO NOT BE FOOLS OR ALLOW YOURSELVES TO BE PLAYED BY THE DEMOCRATS.
Folks, let your Republican Representatives and Senators know that you DO NOT WANT TO GIVE THE CRIMINAL DEMOCRATS & THE OBAMA REGIME ANY OPENINGS BY RECESSING.
Why not? the idiot country club GOP let him get away with his last illegal appointments.