Big time so-called Republicans include Scott Brown (what a surprise), Mitch McConnell, Susan Collins, Richard Lugar, John Kyl, Lamar Alexander join Chuck Schumer.
4/14/11, "Another Obama Constitutional Grab in the Works," Townhall.com, B. O'Leary
"The Obama administration is working with Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) to pass S. 679, the “Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act,” which would sharply curtail the number of presidential appointees that must be confirmed by the Senate.
Of course, Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides for the advice and consent of the Senate with respect to presidential appointments. This new bill would sharply curtail that provision, allowing the President to make high-level appointments to federal agencies
- without the consent of the governed.
Obama and Schumer claim that the bill is designed to end the backlog of unconfirmed appointees and that it would eliminate the need for the Senate to vote on roughly 200 executive nominations. You see, the confirmation process, let alone enacting annual budgets, is too arduous a task for the Senate, so in the name of efficiency, Obama and Schumer want to do away powers enumerated in the Constitution....
- Lamar Alexander (TN),
- Scott Brown (MA),
- Susan Collins (ME),
- Jon Kyl (AZ),
- Dick Lugar (IN), and
- Mitch McConnell (KY). ...
Stop me if this sounds crazy, but we have a President who recently met with the anti-gun crowd in a secret meeting to discuss ways to make an end-around Congress on gun control, and now the Republican leadership is going to help President Obama by giving him a tool to further circumvent Congress? Incidentally, I filed a FOIA request with the Justice Department to get the details from this recent meeting, but given the Obama administration’s disdain for transparency, I’m not holding my breath waiting for the information.
I can just see the U.N. just wanting to credit President Obama for passing their new anti-gun treaty."
via Mark Levin show