Trump Threatens to Force Congress to Adjourn Over Stalled Nominees - 2020-04-15
WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to adjourn Congress because lawmakers have not approved his candidates for senior posts in his administration, including his nominee to run the independent agency overseeing the Voice of America.
"I have very strong power," Trump declared Wednesday, referencing language in the second article of the U.S. Constitution that allows a president "on extraordinary occasions" to adjourn either or both chambers of Congress.
"The Senate should either fulfill its duty and vote on my nominees or it should formally adjourn so I can make recess appointments," Trump said. "We have a tremendous number of people that have to come into government. And now more so than ever before because of the virus and the problem."