Call to cut pay to 'unconstitutional' NLRB picks
Sen. Roy Blunt sounds off on issue
- Duration 4:07
- Date Jan 30, 2013
Sen. Roy Blunt sounds off on issue
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Well the president's not -- cut him loose then my next guests who wants to cut off a judge ruling president Obama's labor board picks are unconstitutional.
But yet they're still being paid on the taxpayer's dime.
-- -- Republican senator Roy Blunt is looking to change all -- thank you for joining us -- We talked about this yet from the -- yesterday people were very interest in this so they -- But these gentlemen are still being paid USA what -- Well that -- is still being paid they're still -- Hussein were open for business were ready to do our work you know that the president first of all besides that.
He can decide whether.
The congress is in session -- not -- -- the senate has to confirm.
The appointments that the the losses they have to confirm and then his appointees say well -- solely the opinion of the three federal judges were still got to keep doing.
Whatever it is we've been doing.
There -- at least 200 cases out there that these three judges are these three commissioners these -- board members decided on.
That I think are now probably Null and void certainly the one case was appealed.
Was found -- -- would have to be repealed and I think all their cases are gonna have to be.
And so our legislation say stop paying these guys.
And stop providing any resources for them to move forward with other actions they're not legally in these jobs and they ought to cease and desist.
Senate could just talk about how important that NLRB board really is tell us why we should worry whether or not how they decide on some of these cases that go confronted by the way there.
There -- five seats available only three or fill in all three are filled by a -- appointees right.
And two with a three year filled by these are appointments that are -- the sort of a midnight appointments -- the appointment so when and the senate says it's meeting specifically so the president can't do this sort of thing.
And the president does at the National Labor Relations Board.
This group this group of people have have promulgated 200 different rules everything from.
You can have micro unions all kinds of posting regulations to.
Things that were not the law before we're not in regulation before.
This group on their own has done that and again.
One of these road rules was appealed the court says that one wouldn't legally happened.
I think Eric that means all 200 of the -- rulings that this group is made didn't happen and they're affecting.
How people do -- business in the country in their labor relationships.
Every single day senator -- Listen yesterday I spoke to gentleman named mark ten he was a former President Obama campaign -- we're talking about this that he taught he pointed something out just listen to -- -- first.
The reason why it matters mark is that who that next time pres Obama wants to appoint someone in recess he does it through the proper channels.
Know what it.
This is what he's done for the past five years this is what President Bush made -- eight years before him.
And well I you know I did I sit next to Dana -- every day and five and we -- -- had a guy on.
Who claimed that President Bush did recess appointments the same fashion she -- -- when you look into it looked into it.
In fact -- President Bush had recess appointments but it was always when the -- was gallop out he was agreed upon in the said that there that you actually.
You're not in session.
Well that's right and on one of those of appointments as I remember senator Harry Reid the majority leader was so offended by the fact the appointment was made.
That that's when he began this process -- not officially.
Going out of session for a period of time that would allow the president to make an appointment.
And the President Bush never challenged that never said I'm the one that can decide whether the Senate's in session or not not the senate that's the fundamental.
Balance of powers question here who gets to decide if the Senate's in session or not.
Who gets to decide whether the constitution applies when we should get to decide at the Senate's in session and the court should decide if the constitution applies and they've said it does senator.
Right -- we've deleted their by the way that that there was.
Three judges who ruled they -- ruled unanimously that was right.
Not constitution suddenly today thank you very much thank you.