Skip to comments.Sen. Vitter's strategy to block President Obama's recess appointments affirmed by Supreme Court
Posted on 06/27/2014 12:50:05 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
Back in 2011, Sens. David Vitter, R-La, and Jim DeMint, R-S.C. organized a letter from 20 GOP senators urging House Speaker John Boehner to block any resolution allowing the Senate to recess for more than three days.
Vitter was upfront about his rationale. He wanted to block Democratic President Barack Obama from making recess appointments when the Senate was recessed.
And Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously, in effect, that the strategy outlined by Vitter and DeMint was valid -- that the Senate really wasn't in recess when the president used his recess appointment authority to name three members to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012.
After Vitter's letter, Boehner heeded Vitter's suggestion, refusing to authorize any recesses over three days.
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