Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE) is calling for the resignation of two of President Obama's appointees last year to the National Labor Relations Board as well as his appointment of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after an appeals court ruled that the appointments violated the Constitution, the Huffington Post reports.
Senator Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) posted a press release to his website Friday night saying he had sent letters to three appointees -- Deputy Labor Secretary Sharon Block, union lawyer Richard Griffin of the National Labor Relations Board, and Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- stating that "in light of today's opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit... it is appropriate that you resign effective immediately."
The court's decision actually only relates directly to the appointments of Block and Griffin, though it does cast doubt on the validity of Cordray's as well.