FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 19, 2021
Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and three cosigners sent a letter to the White House raising concerns about the President’s sudden firing of Peter Robb, General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, ten months before his term was due to expire on November 16, 2021.
Senator Paul is joined on the letter by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Mike Braun (R-IN).
“Such nakedly political terminations of Senate-confirmed public servants, reminiscent of the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre, threaten to undermine public confidence in our governmental institutions at a time when that confidence is sorely needed,” the Senators wrote to the President. “Fourteen Presidents have taken office over more than seven decades since the advent of the modern NLRB General Counsel. In that time, partisan control of the White House has changed no less than ten times. Many incoming administrations have had vastly different labor policies from their predecessors, yet none attempted to oust an NLRB General Counsel without cause. This is because the President has no legal authority to do so.”
You can read the entire letter HERE.