by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Trump calls the appointment process a scam and threatens to adjourn Congress to rectify the situation.
In yet another power grab to get his way, Trump Threatens to Adjourn Congress Over Nominees
President Trump threatened to adjourn both chambers of Congress so he can appoint his nominees for key positions without confirmation by the Senate.
The Senate, which confirms a president’s nominees, has been conducting what are called pro forma sessions while lawmakers are back in their states.
No legislative business is conducted during these brief meetings, which sometimes last only a few minutes, but they technically prevent the president from making recess appointments.