Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, has called on two of three National Labor Relations Board members wrongly appointed by President Obama during a Senate recess flap to resign from their seats.
“I’m here today to call for Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, the two members of the [NLRB] who were unconstitutionally appointed by the president, to resign their positions,” Mr. Alexander said, in Monday floor remarks.
His statements stem from a federal appeals court ruling that found Mr. Obama violated the Constitution with the January 2012 appointments he claimed were made during a Senate recess. The Senate, however, still conducted business and never formally declared recess.
The NLRB, meanwhile, maintains the appointments will be upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a report in The Hill.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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