To illustrate his frustration at the GOP's pattern of obstructing President Obama's executive branch nominees, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced on the Senate floor Friday that he'll ask President Obama to provide all of the nearly 100 stalled bureaucrats-in-waiting with recess appointments.
“If something doesn't break here, I am going to recommend to the President he recess appoint all these people, every one of them. It's not unique. The power to recess appoint is in our Constitution… And I repeat, if we don't have some significant action during the next work period, I am going to ask the President – I mean, I can ask if I want to, and he doesn't have to respond affirmatively – but I'm going to ask him to appoint them all. We'll do the judges. We'll have the fight on our judges ourselves because they're recommendations that we make to the President. But these are the President's nominations and he should have the right to have these people working in his administration.
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