A majority of the Senate today voted to confirm Craig Becker, President Obama’s nominee to chair the NLRB, but they only won 52 to 33, so the motion was tabled.
Senator Orrin Hatch called on Obama not to use a recess appointment, saying that in light of the vote, such a move would “circumvent the will of the Senate.”
In other news, Hatch declared that War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength.
He also called on Justice Clarence Thomas to resign pending another confirmation vote.
The Senate recesses in a few days. President Obama, this is a test.