Mazie Hirono Sues Donald Trump Over DOJ Appointment
Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and two colleagues of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia which claims that Donald Trump violated the Constitution by appointing Matt Whitaker as Acting AG though he has never been confirmed by the Senate. Hirono’s complaint seeks to block Whitaker from serving in the role. She released a statement in which she argued that the Appointments Clause bars Whitaker from serving in that role because, in her view, it states that “principal officers who report directly to the President must be subject to a hearing and confirmed by the Senate.” She was joined by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in filing the complaint. More here.