McHenry, a Republican, says there’s a problem with these officials, who are appointed by the President without going through the Senate confirmation process,and he wants a hearing to find out more.
His comments came after green-jobs czar Van Jones’ current practices and past comments helped force his resignation.
This is from McHenry’s office:
“Each of the two possible scenarios here is troubling … if the czars have high-level, decision-making authority as their titles would indicate, then it is my concern that their appointment without Senate approval represents a circumvention of our Constitutionally-mandated confirmation process. On the other hand, if the czars have no actual power, then I am equally concerned that taxpayers are fronting the bill for the salaries of these figureheads and their staff …”
Here’s my take. Anyone who actually enjoys being called a czar should be watched. Closely.