Trump is threatening to adjourn both chambers of Congress now - calls them 'scammers' (VIDEO)
President Donald Trump is now threatening to adjourn both chambers of Congress, in a move that has never been done before by any American president in history. He claims he needs to do this to fill appointments.
"We have a tremendous number of people that need to come into government and now more so than ever before because of the virus and the problem.
Every week they've (Congress) put up roadblocks. Whether it's Russia, Russia, Russia, or whether it's impeachment hoax, or whatever it may be, it's always roadblocks and a waste of time. If the House will not agree to that adjournment, I will exercise my constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress. The current practice of leaving town while conducting phony pro-forma sessions is a dereliction of duty that the American people cannot afford during this crisis. "
He then followed up with this by saying "it is a scam" what Congress does. He repeated that word, again: "It is a scam. Everybody knows it. It's been that way for a long time."
While it is true that the Constitution gives the president this power when both chambers disagree about when to adjourn, it's simply never been done before. Considering the Senate and House have already claimed that they would be returning on May 4th, for Trump to threaten this is considered very extreme.