“[The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.” —Article 2, Section 2, Constitution of the United States
Obama on Flouting Article 2, Section 2 of Constitution: ‘I Refuse to Take No for an Answer’
(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama, hitting a key swing state on Wednesday, defended his decision to go ahead and appoint Richard Cordray as head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) without securing the Senate confirmation that is required by the U.S. Constitution.
…The Senate is not currently in recess, and the Congress did not give Obama the power to name the head of CFPB without Senate approval.
During the three years of his disastrous reign, this most un-American of American presidents has routinely flouted the Constitution, the Congress, the courts, and the will of the people. He has nationalized businesses, abused his power as Commander-In-Chief, and encouraged domestic unrest. He has authorized the assassination of American citizens and consented to their indefinite detention without trial. His list of impeachable offenses grows longer by the day. The United States of America is not Barack Obama’s personal fiefdom. He was elected our 44th president; he was not appointed our first dictator. It’s time for the House of Representatives to begin the process of removing him from office.
See: Recess Appointments by the President: What Our Constitution Really Says (via Publius Huldah)
Obama’s Historic Firsts via White House Dossier (h/t to AFVET)
Recessing The Constitution via American Spectator: “…the Senate gets to decide when it is in recess, not the president.”