Recess appointment for Bolton could come this week

Recess appointment for Bolton could come this week

[JURIST] With the Senate stalled on a vote [JURIST report] for the controversial nomination of John Bolton [JURIST report] as the US Ambassador to the United Nations, President Bush may install him via recess appointment [CRS backgrounder, PDF] before the end of the week. The appointment would allow Bolton to step in as an ambassador without Senate approval, but only until January 2007. On Monday, White House spokesman Scott McClellan declined to say if Bolton would receive a recess appointment after Congress begins a month-long recess at the end of the week. Reuters has more.