Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) did a great job today during the Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing putting Eric Holder on the spot regarding Obama’s blatantly unconstitutional “recess” appointments. He pointed out that Harry Reid used pro forma Senate sessions during the Bush years for the express purpose of preventing Bush from making recess appointments. And Bush respected the Senate rule, even though he didn’t like it. So how is it that President Obama can now just arbitrarily decide whether or not the Senate is actually in session, basically making recess appointments anytime he wants to?
Well, click here if you want the honest explanation. Otherwise, you can watch Holder hem and haw here as he struggles to answer the question.