Trump threatens to adjourn Congress after rant about Voice of America - 2020-04-15

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F88.png Trump threatens to adjourn Congress after rant about Voice of America April 15, 2020, Sonam Sheth, Business Insider

President Donald Trump threatened to take the extraordinary step of forcing Congress to adjourn because the Senate hasn't confirmed Michael Pack, his nominee for the US agency that oversees Voice of America and other taxpayer-funded outlets.

The White House has railed against VoA in recent days, falsely accusing the 75-year-old broadcaster of spreading Chinese propaganda.

"If you hear what's coming out of the Voice of America, it's disgusting," Trump said on Wednesday. "The things they say are disgusting to our country."

He then said that he would "exercise my constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress" and make recess appointments if the Senate doesn't confirm Pack to his position.

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