Three Democratic senators have filed a lawsuit accusing U.S. President Donald Trump of illegally appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, saying Trump violated the Constitution and denied the Senate its right to approve the nomination.
Americans prize checks & balances. Trump's dictatorial appointment of Whitaker denies Senators from completing our constitutional obligation to scrutinize the nomination of our top law enforcement official. We are left with no choice but to seek recourse through the courts. pic.twitter.com/dUrCZRFYUs
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) November 19, 2018