After the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned President Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board recess appointments, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said Obama should be ashamed of his lawlessness.
Sessions, a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a news release Thursday that the decision was a “powerful repudiation of a White House that believes it is above the law.”
“The White House engaged in a clear, dramatic, and willful violation of the Constitution’s ‘advice and consent’ clause,” he asserted. “Any president who respected the limits of their constitutional power should be shamed by this unanimous rebuke from the Supreme Court.”
Sessions added that Obama “has circumvented Congress and ignored the Constitution whenever it is convenient for the implementation of his agenda,” and it is up to Congress to “work each day to reassert its constitutional authority and to rein in an Executive Branch that seeks to make its own laws.”
“This will not be possible merely by filing lawsuits: Congress must be willing to use its constitutional authority, including its appropriations powers, to protect the American people and the rule of law,” he added.