Obama Threatens Recess Appointments
by Josh Orton, Tue Feb 09, 2010 at 02:47:20 PM EST
President Barack Obama is calling on lawmakers to stop blocking the confirmation of government appointees in the Senate by raising objections not related to their qualifications.
In a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room Tuesday, Obama said he will consider making recess appointments if the Senate doesn't act on the confirmation hearings.
Good. Harry Reid already floated the idea last week, but it's Obama's call to make.
Shelby's blanket hold was ridiculous, but it probably wasn't just about money for Alabama - the Republican caucus is playing a little chicken with the White House. Nice to see the White House pushing back.