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Senate GOP Not United on Nominations

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Sen. Lindsey Graham said that he would sue to invalidate the president's recess appointments if he could but that he likely didn't have legal standing to do so.

“I support the president,” Reid said. “The president has made his play, and I think he did the right thing.”

Graham said that the system of checks and balances is in jeopardy if the White House gets to decide what counts as a session of Congress.

“Can he do it while we are at lunch?” Graham asked. “This is outcome-based government, and if I can sue individually, I will.

“This is a real shifting of the balance of power towards the executive branch in a way that I don’t think our founding fathers would appreciate,” Graham added.

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