Pryor Flips, Then Flops on Obama's NLRB Recess Appointments

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled Barack Obama exceeded his authority when he appointed three National Labor Relations Board members, Arkansas’ Mark Pryor is singing a different tune than the one he sang initially back in 2012, when he pronounced Republican concerns over the appointments a “fiction.”

Here is Mark Pryor today

Here is Mark Pryor in 2012 as reported by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on May 8, 2012.

Pryor said Republican concerns were ‘a fiction.’ ‘This goes beyond the NLRB issue,’ he said. ‘This has been a challenge ever since President Obama has been in office.’ Judicial nominations have become a key battleground between Democrats and Republicans in recent decades. The parties disagree about the size of the problem and whether it’s getting worse.”

Meanwhile, Pryor’s opponent Rep. Tom Cotton released the following:

“I am relieved that the Supreme Court has voted unanimously to rein in President Obama’s lawless actions,” said Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle. “It is sad that we must rely on the Supreme Court to check President Obama’s abuses of power because Senate Democrats like Mark Pryor continue to stand idly by while President Obama breaks the law and tramples our Constitution.”