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Trump Threatens to Adjourn Both Houses of Congress



President Trump threatened to use his executive power to force both chambers of Congress to adjourn if the Senate did not confirm his nominees for vacancies across the administration,” The Hill reports.

“The president, during a coronavirus briefing in the Rose Garden, offered a lengthy diatribe against what he described as congressional obstruction and argued confirming his nominees was more urgent than ever amid the pandemic.”

Washington Post: “Trump cited a never-exercised power the Constitution grants the president to adjourn Congress if leaders of the House and Senate can’t agree on whether to adjourn. The Senate often recesses but stays open in a ‘pro forma’ session, which thwarts Trump’s ability to make recess appointments that bypass the regular confirmation process.”

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