U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) made this statement on CNN regarding Senate rules concerning presidential appointees and the Obama recess appointments made this weekend: “This is why we we ought to reform the institution,” Mikulski said, noting the Senate’s system of placing holds, sometimes anonymously or indefinitely, has started to “hold up function of government.”
Really, I wonder if CNN bothered to ask her what she did to several appointees of President George W. Bush, well in case you were wondering… she made political points by pursuing the same obstructionist tactics she is moaning about now.
I guess political games over appointments only hurt when your side is seen as ineffective after 215 days and counting.
Faculty, Department of Political Science, Towson University. Graduate from Liberty University Seminary.