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Floyd Reports

Obama Recess Appointees Too Radical to be Confirmed by Democrat-Controlled Senate

Article II, Section 2, Clause 3 of the U.S. permits a president to make “recess appointments” without Senate confirmation by filling an office when Congress is in recess. Though originally intended to put necessary officials in place during the once long Congressional recesses, in recent times recess appointments have been used primarily to circumvent Senate approval — usually because of ideological controversy surrounding the nominee. As outlined below these three Obama recess appointees represent some of the worst of this administration’s nominees and were unlikely to ever receive Senate approval—even in an overwhelmingly controlled Democrat Senate.

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