Obama has 115 executive and judicial nominees pending that he will not be able to appoint during recess.
September 30th, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for blocking Barack Obama from making any recess appointments during the upcoming campaign season:
"Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell deserves the thanks of all Americans for blocking Barack Obama from making any recess appointments while Congress campaigns for election in October. That's up to 115 appointments that will still require Senate approval, and Obama will not be able to sneak into power while nobody's watching.
"In many cases, as with judicial nominees Goodwin Liu and Robert Chatigny, these pending appointments are controversial, radical ideologues that will for a generation change the makeup of the federal government. This gives the American people an opportunity to put the brakes on Obama's agenda to remake the nation in his image through judicial and regulatory decree. No more Donald Berwick's and Craig Becker's; the American people have had enough of these radicals.
"If Senate Democrats want these nominees to be appointed, they will now have to vote and stake their names and reputations to getting them across the finish line. But the American people can rest easy knowing that Obama will not be able to sneak them in during the dead of night, thanks to Senate Minority Leader McConnell's courageous leadership."