Senator McConnell on the Recess Appointment Ruling

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that day which ruled unanimously that President Obama… read more

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that day which ruled unanimously that President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority in 2012 when he filled high-level executive branch vacancies without Senate confirmation. In the first-ever case involving the Constitution’s recess appointments clause, the justices said that the Senate was not in formal recess when the president appointed members to the National Labor Relations Board. He extolled the Court’s reaffirmation of the Senate’s powers. close

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Senator McConnell on the Recess Appointment Ruling

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320176-7
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Senate Highlight
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Senate Highlight
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 26, 2014
Last Aired:
Jun 27, 2014

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  • Jun 26, 2014 | 9:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 27, 2014 | 2:29am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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