And some people are really upset about it.
"The abuse of power and the cloak of secrecy from the White House continues," Kennedy said. "It's bad enough that the administration stonewalled the Senate by refusing to disclose documents highly relevant to the Bolton nomination. It's even worse for the administration to abuse the recess appointment power by making the appointment while Congress is in this five-week recess. It's a devious maneuver that evades the constitutional requirement of Senate consent and only further darkens the cloud over Mr. Bolton's credibility at the U.N."
I don't recall Fat Teddy complaining about "devious maneuvers" when President Clinton used a recess appointment to make James Hormel ambassador to Luxembourg... or when he used a recess appointment to put Roger Gregory on the 4th Circuit... or when he put racial bias advocate Bill Lan Lee in as Assistant Attorney General over the objections of the Senate.