In a bold move, Mitch McConnell cancelled summer recess for the Senate. Historically, “each year, Congress recesses for the month of August. During the Senate’s early years, senators typically convened a session in December and adjourned in the spring, before the summer heat overwhelmed them and their small staff,” per the government website.
With over 4,000 positions for POTUS to fill, the Democrats continue to obstruct. Trump nominations lag far behind other President’s at this time. And it is because of the Democrats obstruction tactics. (MORE BELOW.)
McConnell threw some shade back on the entire Senate and cancelled all but one week of summer recess! This has infuriated the Democrats. The Democrats thought they were clever in their ability to obstruct nominations.
What are the Democrats saying about the fact that they will be working through their summer vacation?
They are saying that McConnell (KY-R) is politicizing summer vacation! Even though, clearly the Senate Majority Leader states it is because of “the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the President’s nominees.”
In a fit of hilarity, the lefty source Buzzfeed reports, “the move will screw over nearly a dozen Democrats running in tight races, preventing them from campaigning while their Republican opponents hit up every summer barbecue in their home states, is just a happy accident.” (MORE BELOW.)
Moreover, in typical Dem style, Buzzfeed reports on an email that a Dem aide sent them. In part, it reads, “the aide added that it was too soon to tell how much this might affect Democrats in tough races because they can use some procedural moves to slow down nominations, potentially only allowing a few votes per week and giving members time to go home.”
Furthermore, PROVING that Dems are planning to continue to obstruct! Oh the irony!
The statement, from the Republican leader of the Senate:
The Statement reads:
McConnell Statement on Cancelling the August Recess
‘Senators should expect to remain in session in August to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the president’s nominees.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement Tuesday regarding the cancellation of August recess:
“Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled. Senators should expect to remain in session in August to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the president’s nominees.”
Background: It is expected that Senators will have a state work period during the first full week in August before returning for the rest of the month.
Furthermore, POTUS tweets about the recess being cancelled, he says, “Mitch McConnell announced he will cancel the Senate’s August Recess. Great, maybe the Democrats will finally get something done other than their acceptance of High Crime and High Taxes. We need Border Security!”
See tweet below:
Mitch McConnell announced he will cancel the Senate’s August Recess. Great, maybe the Democrats will finally get something done other than their acceptance of High Crime and High Taxes. We need Border Security!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2018