WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that President Obama violated the Constitution’s appointment clause while appointing members to the National Labor Relations Board during a pro forma session of the Senate in January 2012.
“This decision reaffirms our Founding Fathers’ vision of a checks-and-balances system that ensures no branch of government has majority control. The President is not above the law. He must follow the Constitution and allow the Senate to perform its advice and consent role. Debating the qualifications of people who represent the U.S. and oversee our agencies is important to ensuring that the President is surrounded by good advisors who are capable of performing their roles.”
In 2012, Boozman joined 41 of his Senate colleagues in challenging the President’s misuse of power in filing an amicus brief, arguing that the President’s appointments were an unconstitutional overreach of presidential power.