Jan 11th, 2012
Of all the GOP pronouncements regarding President Obama's recent recess appointments, this takes the cake:
"It’s astounding to me that the president is claiming these are recess appointments and within his authority, when Congress was not in fact in recess. These appointments are an affront to the Constitution. No matter how you look at this, it doesn’t pass the smell test. I hope the House considers my resolution as soon as we return to Washington so we can send a message to President Obama." EMPHASIS OURS
-- U.S. Representative Diane Black (R-TN) expressing the GOP argument that they aren't in recess and intend to pushback against the President... as soon as they get back from recess.