On Thursday the Senate adjourned for its August recess, after six months of accomplishing virtually nothing at all, but right before they left, Republicans made a troubling move against President Trump.
Of course, with the President’s shocking win in November came a clear mandate that We, the People, have had enough with Washington politics. However, that hasn’t stopped the RINOs in Congress from standing in the way of the President’s agenda, with Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski leading the way.
On Thursday, Murkowski carried out her obligatory anti-Trump commitments, much to the delight of her fellow Democrats posing as Republicans. Just before the Senate left for their break, Murkowski locked in nine “pro-forma” sessions, effectively prohibiting President Trump from making any recess appointments whatsoever while they’re gone.
Whose side are these people on?
From The Hill:
The Senate blocked President Trump from being able to make recess appointments on Thursday as lawmakers leave Washington for their August break.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), doing wrap up for the entire Senate, locked in nine “pro-forma” sessions — brief meetings that normally last roughly a minute.
The move, which requires the agreement of every senator, means the Senate will be in session every three business days throughout the August recess.
The Senate left D.C. on Thursday evening with most lawmakers not expected to return to Washington until after Labor Day.
Senators were scheduled to be in town through next week, but staffers and senators predicted they would wrap up a few remaining agenda items and leave Washington early.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t seem to have an issue with the move, either. A spokesman for his office claimed that it happened because they couldn’t make a deal on adjourning, not because they wanted to block the President from being able to carry out his duties.
Meanwhile, Sen. Chuck Schumer had warned Democrats would use “every tool in their toolbox” to ensure President Trump couldn’t do anything over the recess. Apparently, Murkowski is now one of his tools to use.
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of these Republicans standing in the way of everything President Trump tries to do. Come the midterms, we need to work double time to get them primaries out so we can get real conservatives in Congress.