Pelosi's bold and fresh
Brushing aside criticism of President Obama’s recess appointments
made while Congress was in session, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
told The Daily Caller that his decision was “bold” and said Democrats
are “glad” the president “took the lead” on the appointments.
“Let that be the public debate with the Senate but fortunately, or
unfortunately for us we do not have a role in the confirmation process
but we’re glad that the president took the lead, went out there, it was
bold and made the appointments,” Pelosi said on Thursday when asked by
TheDC about criticism of the president’s actions.
House Speaker John Boehner called the President’s recess appointment
of Richard Cordray to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau an
“unprecedented power grab,” noting that Congress was still in session.
“This action goes beyond the President’s authority, and I expect the courts will find the appointment to be illegitimate,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.