White House ‘Deeply Disappointed’ By SCOTUS Recess Appointments Ruling


White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Thursday said that the administration was “deeply disappointed” by the Supreme Court ruling, in which the judges scaled back the president’s ability to temporarily appoint individuals to government posts.

“We’re of course deeply disappointed in today’s decision,” Earnest told reporters. “We are, however, pleased that the court recognized the president’s executive authority as exercised by presidents going all the way back to George Washington.”

Earnest noted that the ruling does keep much of the president’s executive authority in tact, and that President Obama intends to use it.