Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, emailed reporters the following statement in reaction to today’s ruling by the DC Court of Appeals that President Obama’s recess appointees to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional:
The President, who taught Constitutional law, should’ve known better. As the Oversight Committee examined in a hearing a year ago, President Obama’s appointments looked like an obvious election-year pander to big labor bosses. Today, we know that it is American workers who are going to pay the price for the Administration’s arrogant miscalculation.
Today’s ruling will certainly cause other opinions unconstitutionally issued by the Board to be invalidated. To avoid further damage to the economy, the NLRB must take the responsible course and cease issuing any further opinions until a constitutionally-sound quorum can be established. The unconstitutionally appointed members of the NLRB should do the right thing and step down.