With Cordray, Obama Bypasses Constitution

Today, Heritage Action for America released the following statement from CEO Michael A. Needham regarding the “recess” appointment of Richard Cordray to serve as director of the CFPB, even though the Senate is not in recess:

Today, President Obama decided to bypass the Constitution and the system of checks and balances that have served our country so well.   Rather than heed the advice of the Senate, President Obama decided to embark on an arrogant and unprecedented power grab.  This stunning appointment represents a fundamental threat to the balance of powers and the role of the legislature. Heritage Action calls on Congressional leaders to vigorously protest and seek legal remedy to President Obama’s outrageous action.  Americans deserve accountability, not another Washington power grab.