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Obama's unconstitutional appointments show autocratic leader

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Apr 12, 2008
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PHOENIX, January 5, 2012 — Barack Obama has once again defied the Constitution with appointments of members to the National Labor Relations Board and a director to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau without going through the constitutionally mandated Senate confirmation process.

Obama’s autocratic “recess” appointments are a transparent display of the lawlessness of the Obama administration.

Barack Obama isn’t afraid to hide his unjust appointments either.


Article One, section Five of the Constitution states that, during a session of Congress, the Senate cannot recess for more than three days unless the House authorizes it to do so.

Well, the House of Representatives has not granted permission to the Senate to adjourn. Hence, the Senate has been in pro forma sessions.

Pro forma sessions prevent presidents from making recess appointments.

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