Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) expressed strong support for the D.C. Circuit Court ruling that Obama appointments to the National Labor Relations Board violated the Constitution’s mandate that recess power is reserved for vacancies that happen when Congress is in recess, during an interview on Fox News Sunday.
“It was a huge victory for anybody who believes in balance of power and the Constitution, and I could not have been more excited,” Corker said. “I came up off the floor when I saw that that had happened and hopefully the Supreme Court will uphold it … That was abusive.”
“Abusive in what way?” host Chris Wallace asked.
“My gosh, I mean, these people never had a hearing,” Corker said. “So, they came forth, they never had a hearing and he appointed them. It was one of the most abusive cases ever. Obviously the ruling is very far-reaching and actually knocks down decades of action by presidents, as far as common practice goes.”
Full interview with Corker and Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.):