A hearing worth watching. The U.S. House of Representative’s Education and Workforce hearing room was the scene of the decimation Obama’s argument for making unconstitutional National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appointments and the complete discrediting of the Big Labor lawyer who was there to shill for the White House and Democrats on the Committee.
The hearing began with opening statements that illustrated the out-of-control rulings by the Obama’s NLRB. Raymond LaJeunesse, Vice President and Legal Director of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, provided case after case where the Obama NLRB has overturned decades of precedent to takeaway individual rights in order to give Big Labor legal cover to coerce fees and concessions from workers.
Also, there to testify was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s outside counsel Roger King, the lead attorney in the Noel Canning case before the U.S. Circuit court. (The National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation and Landmark Legal Foundation among others submitted an amicus brief about the case. In part, the court agreed with the additional arguments presented in the submitted amicus brief.) Mr. King discussed Obama’s “recess” appointments and the unprecedented actions by Obama’s NLRB.
In between LaJeunesse and King sat the Big Labor Democrats’ and White House’s witness to defend Obama’s unconstitutional actions. Elizabeth Reynolds, from the Chicago labor union law firm Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy, P.C. testified in defense of the “recess appointments.” In a shocking end to her opening statement, Reynolds said:
“That’s what this hearing is about, make no mistake, serving the narrow interests of the 1%.”
This went over like a lead balloon with most of the members of the Committee who were present. Ending her opening statements with Occupy Wall Street sloganeering was just the beginning of Reynolds losing her credibility as a witness on Obama’s unconstitutional NLRB “recess” appointments.
In the video above, Rep. Trey Gowdy’s questioning of Reynolds eliminated any remaining questions about her credibility as a witness and about the sincerity of Obama’s reasons for his unconstitutional appointments.
It is time to remove the unconstitutionally appointed board members and reconstitute the NLRB Board properly.