Family Research Council

Court Blames Obama for Power Failure


By Tony Perkins
February 06, 2013

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For a former Constitutional law professor, President Obama still has a lot to learn. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Recess is usually a time to play games, and in Congress, it's no different. That's why the House and Senate decided not to formally adjourn at the end of 2011. They were concerned the President would make recess appointments for people they didn't agree with. Turns out, they were right! When Congress left town, he ignored the rules and hired his friends anyway. No President in history had ever made such a power grab-and Republicans were so angry, they took the administration to court. "...[T]he Senate should decide when the Senate is in session," said Roy Blunt. Turns out, federal judges agree. Last week, they reprimanded the White House, ruling that--not only were the President's hires unconstitutional--but every action they've taken in their jobs is unconstitutional. For once, the courts made it clear that this President is a lot of things--but invincible isn't one of them.

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