Michael Brumas, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, said the president should replace nominees Griffin and Block.The implication is that Senate Republicans are objecting to Block and Griffin because of the legal questions surrounding the recess appointments. In reality, the recess appointments were made because Senate Republicans blocked the nominations, and confirming them would end the question of their legitimacy going forward. Neither would Republicans be likely to confirm Obama's next Democratic NLRB nominees. Because Republicans don't want to confirm anyone Obama nominates for anything, they certainly don't want to confirm anyone nominated to safeguard workers' rights, and in fact, they don't want the NLRB functioning at all. So the idea that Obama should just nominate two other Democrats is nothing but a delaying tactic—and delay will shut down the NLRB in a matter of months.
"The White House has been told by Leader McConnell's office that it needs to nominate two new Democrat nominees in place of the two unlawfully appointed individuals," Brumas said.
Meanwhile, the uncertainty and inability to function properly at the NLRB is destroying people's lives: