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  • Harry Reid Threatens to Back 90 More Unconstitutional Appointments

    Livid at delays in the confirmation process for 90 of the president’s nominations, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said on Friday that he would encourage President Obama to make even more unconstitutional non-recess appointments if Republicans did not accede to his demands.

    “Virtually every one of these nominees could be approved today if the Senate Republicans would cooperate,” Reid exclaimed. “If something doesn’t break here, I am going to recommend to the president he recess appoint all these people, every one of them.”

    The nominees were not being blocked, though Reid tried to characterize it that way. While a handful of Senators have vowed to oppose every nomination the president submits util he rescinds his four non-recess appointments, they don’t have the 40 votes needed to filibuster them.

    But they can prevent nominations from sailing through the Senate by unanimous consent, and that is just what they have done.

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), the Senate’s most vocal critic of the non-recess appointments, has vowed to oppose all nominations until the president submits Richard Cordray and the three new members of the National Labor Relations Board to the Senate to undergo the full advice and consent procedures.

    Lee fired back at Reid in a news release of his own: “It is odd, to say the least, for the Senate Majority Leader to suggest that unless we stop responding to the President’s unconstitutional actions, more unconstitutional actions will follow,” he said.

    “This is not a partisan issue for me,” he said. “I would be equally outraged if this were a Republican president doing this same thing.”

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    28 Responses to Harry Reid Threatens to Back 90 More Unconstitutional Appointments

    1. Peg says:

      Thank You so much. I appreciate this. Please keep up the good work, & Thank You, Heritage Foundation for all you do to keep us free!

    2. upaces88 says:

      Throwing my hands up in the air with disgust!!!!

      These LOW LIFES DO NOT listen to us.

      What is even worse, they know exactly what we think; what we feel about them constantly stomping on what we hold dear.

    3. Stirling says:

      Amazing, someone sworn to uphold the constitution trashing it.. Oh wait Ginsberg did that recently, and Obama on many occasions… Seems to be a pattern with the left, if they cant get their own way the only option is force.. Force is Tyranny people, please realize when the constitution is trampled on everyone looses, because what is taken from one party (or group) ultimately can be taken from the other also as a result.

      • Penny Fries says:

        This is true we have to support our constitution and thank God we have it. This Reid is as bad as Obama and to think these guys are really threatening we the people that employ them reminds me of the word ANARCHY.

    4. Darlene Culotta says:

      This regime will continue to trample the Constitution until the people of this country quit ALLOWING it to happen. How far do they have to go before someone throws out these corrupt, Socialist Criminals ? Personally, I'm tired of watching this nation of SHEEP keep moving the line in the sand.

    5. This hap-hazard APPOINTING is unconstitutional! CONGRESS was ELECTED to make LAWS & APPROVE APPOINTEES……..not Barack !!

    6. Someone please send the President and Senator Harry Reid a copy of the Constitution with a note that it is not a "living " document. It says what it means and means what it says.

    7. susan says:

      Interestingly enough, the demo party believes that cooperation means giving in to every thing they want. I am sick of it, and I wish there were more of our elected officials were like Mike Lee.

    8. I take offense at Reid's apparent disregard for his position and responsibilities to American citizens. I demand that he abide by this oath of office and protect and defend our Constitution from all enemies, both foreign and domestic.

      His failure to work for the benefit of the American PEOPLE instead of supporting some Socialist agenda that is tearing America apart is reprehensible under the guidance of Obama and his thirty some czars and those four illegal appointees he just sleazed into office.

      Reid's threatening the American PEOPLE for whom he works, with the possibility of his recommendation to the President that he again violate the Constitution and appoint people that have not been vetted by Congress using a method designed for emergency use. The appointment of these 90 people cannot be an emergency.

      If there is any emergency it is stopping Harry Reid from these types of activities. I am beginning to wonder if Harry Reid is working for the power behind the scenes that is separately guiding Obama. How did such people get into office and why do voters tolerate their being in office?

      Reid and Pelosi need to be impeached, fired, retired, or however people in their positions are removed from office before their terms expire. They are not an asset of any sort to Americans.

    9. Karen says:

      Sen. Reid is behaving in an outragous manner. We have to ask ourselves; Why is our Majority leader is such an obstructionist? These methods of leadership along with not hearing the budget the House of Rep. sent them show a lack of duty. Time for Nebraska to send him a message.

    10. captdax says:

      Enforce the Constitution, by action or force if necessary. We owe this to the millions of patriots who came before us.

    11. JBinGB says:

      November cant come soon enough !

    12. if is unconstitutional,why do the people let him get a way with it,we are still a constitutional republic,if america ibecome a dictatorial,communist or marxist state thats what they do in those country,..are we headed that direction?

    13. James C says:

      Harry et. al. swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution; why are these transgressions not prosecuted?

    14. Lloyd Scallan says:

      Does anyone blame Harry Reid? He's doing exactly what Obama expects him to do. The Republicans do absolutely nothing to stop Obama, so why should we expect them to stop this take-over of our American way of life. Lee "fired back" with a "news release". WHAT! Yea, that does a lot of good. That why we are in the mess we are, because of a bunch of do-nothing Republican Congressmen make statements and nothing else. Lee claims he "vowed to oppose all nominations". B.S.! Once the gutless leaders McConnell and Boehner beat Lee over the head enough, he'll cave like all the others.

    15. STEVEN says:

      Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said on Friday that "he would encourage President Obama to make even more unconstitutional non-recess appointments if Republicans did not accede to his demands". Harry Reid DEMANDS??
      There is no more iron clad proof of the Obama administrations intent to destroy the constitution and force
      socialism on the American people!! That single statement should make it clear to all those that voted this
      President into office, that it was a monumental error in judgement. Now they know, there is a direct threat
      to their rights and freedom.
      Can you imagine a President, that doesn't have to answer to anyone?

      Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi are Obamas commissars! All of Obamas appointees are leftist zealots, foaming at the mouth to help install autocratic rule.
      But there will be those, that when it comes to Obama , "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" is their mantra! They will suffer greatly in their ignorance and justifiably so.

    16. C. Roy says:

      Obama stalls and stalls on off-shore drilling, but wants fast action on his illegal appointments. Hey, I guess that's fair dealing to a democrat.

    17. FedupMan says:

      Reid is following Alinsky’s brand of social warfare, the ends justifies the means. Winning at any cost is all that matters. Alinsky said that organizers must be entirely unpredictable and unmistakably willing to watch society descend into utter chaos and anarchy. Sounds like the Govt Obama and Reid style. Details at below http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProf

    18. TimAZ says:

      Harry Reid Nevada's gift to the American citizenry. May the American citizenry withhold their patronage from Nevada until they correct this injustice known as Harry Reid that they have heaped upon the American citizenry. Yes I agree Arizona has McCain to answer for as well, but to a lessor degree.

    19. AWM says:

      Anyone want to guess how this will be reported??
      (I'll betcha the word "unconstitutional" is not uttered in a single MSM broadcast!)

    20. Bobbie says:

      For those that refuse their constitutional duties are those making money treating people as subjects not citizens. For those obligated to pay for such disservice would like quick and easy access to remove the insubordinate. For Harry Reid to deliberately ignore his reason for his existence by misleading the public is unfair to put on America(ns)…

      in the publics' eye someone should question Harry Reid's highly paid government purpose…

    21. Judith Fordering says:


    22. Mike says:

      Well Myra Glee, what makes you think they don't know about the Constitution? If the Republicans continue sitting on their hands with Obama flagrantly disregarding the Constitution, what do you think will happen to Reid? If Obama can do it, he can do it too….even better. This is NOT about tax money, Obamacare, open borders, road to citizenship for illegals etc. This is about citizens freedoms as spelled out in the Bill of Rights, the Constitution. What ever happened to States Rights.

      Even the Republicans are in on it. The Republicans are federal agents also. They would also like to control the populace when it's their turn. Why hasn't Boehner and other Republican 'leaders' been on television NIGHTLY, even if they have to pay for the airwaves, screaming like a bunch of stuck hogs about the abuses of this administration. Well you're not going to see it because their cowards and possibly complicit with the abominable action of the democrats.

      With the coming worldwide economic collapse, everything will be sorted out. Just hang on to your bible and guns and keep praying.

    23. June says:

      I agree the constitution needs to be upheld and enforced but who is going to do it? We seem to just be screaming in a dark loney forest where no one hears us. I am so tired of the arrogance of this administation that I am constantly sick to my stomach. How could we have let this happen to our country?

    24. rich says:

      While I agree with what has been said so far, we must remember we are getting what we voted for and deserve. As a teacher in a public school , I see what has happened to the minds of not only our students but also the minds of the young teachers that are coming out of our government and private ultraliberal universities. They are not taught how to think or even that there are two sides to many issues . They are taught to do everything by consensus in group think. Reread 1984, Brave New World to see some of what has happened. When we exclude God from our schools and tell our young people there are no rules because we are just highly advanced forms of slime mold and we won the struggle to survive and reproduce, why should we be suprised that that our society has become so Hedonistic.

      • Lawrence says:

        Rich – WHAT WE VOTED FOR AND DESERVE>> Pardon ME but I did not vote for BO and I am insulted that you say WE deserve. I fought in Vietnam and did what my counry ask me to do and I will NOT accept your stupid comment. I agree that the schools have been stripped of GOD and it is costing our country with a lack of Patriots….BUT we do not deseeve this and we did not vote for BO. BUT the point is now…WHO WILL STAND AND WORK TO GET THIS CURRENT TRAITOR FIRED>>>DON"T JUST VOTE>..GO OUT AND WORK TO GE THIS COUNTRY TURNED AROUND…My 7th great-grandfather helped George Washington's Army by gathering them food so they could stand and fight and I will this year by WORKING and giving MY TIME to helpo this country again. PLEASE HELP

    25. ggmimi says:

      Please remember that we elected these persons that do not want to play by the rules, in this case the Constiition of the United States. We need to give serious thought with the upcoming elections and try to
      pick some delegates that will play by the rules!! It is very tiresome to have these tyrants in office!!!!

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