The Chamber of Commerce in translation: We’re waiting to see if someone else will sue the Obama administration for making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but we’ll do it if no one else does. As a Chamber spokesman told The Hill:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has not decided whether it will file a legal challenge to the appointments, according to David Hirschmann, who heads the Chamber’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness. But he said he’s confident that Obama’s precedent-shattering move will land the administration in court.
“We’ve made no decisions ourselves,” Hirschmann told The Hill. “What we do know is … it’s almost certain ultimately a court will decide if what the president did is legal or not.”
Not for one moment will the Chamber relax its vigilance against the smooth function of government agencies with nefarious plans to protect consumers and workers. If Republican obstructionism in Congress fails, the Chamber will do what must be done to let giant corporations have their unfettered way.