Trump Has A Backup Plan If Congress Won’t Do Its Job

President Trump, on Wednesday, warned that he has the power to adjourn Congress in order to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Congress has been dragging its feet on anything to do with the coronavirus and they were very late to the party.

One more, very overlooked and under-reported, thing Congress has been dragging their feet on is federal appointments. President Trump has still managed to appoint more Federal Judges than any other President in history.

The process of confirming nominations to the Federal bench has become more contentious over the years. According to The Heritage Foundation, “From 1789 to 2000, 97% of judges approved by the Senate had zero opposition”.

It’s even more contentious today, in case you weren’t paying attention. The Democrats are holding out for high hopes of a successful 2020 election so they don’t want any more confirmations and they’re stalling as much as they can.

The problem is that President Trump says he needs these appointments to deal with the Coronavirus.

So if Congress won't do their job he'll be forced to use a backup plan.

“If the House will not agree to that adjournment, I will exercise my constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress. The current practice of leaving town while conducting phony pro forma sessions is a dereliction of duty that the American people cannot afford during this crisis,” Trump said at a White House briefing. “It is a scam what they do.”

President Trump acknowledges that it's probably never been done before but he's not one to just follow suit. When the Senate is not in session, a president can make what's called "recess appointments". It's nothing new. Obama had over 30. G.W. Bush had 171 and Bill Clinton had 139.

Right now a position that stays unfilled is the Director of National Intelligence. It seems obvious to state the point that we are fighting a pandemic that may have been "released" by China.

As you can imagine, there are many people who oppose the proposed move. Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law professor, advised against the move.

“The President just said that he may unilaterally adjourn Congress. This seems to be a reference to Article II, Section 3, which gives a president in ‘extraordinary occasions’ to convene or adjourn the Houses. This power has never been used and should not be used now . . .”

Is this a bluff or a warning? Hard to tell but President Trump always has a backup plan. Let's see if Congress can get their job done to avoid this precedent.

For more on this story go to The Daily Wire.

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47 thoughts on “Trump Has A Backup Plan If Congress Won’t Do Its Job”

  1. Do it Mr President. The lazy Congress is only thinking but themselves. Pelosi, Schumer, Shift, Nadler, and the likes must go. We need people in office that will put America first before their own interests.
    You have my support Mr President.
    ROBERT D Landis

    1. We MUST DEMAND that Congress be Sued & Impeached for Obstruction. NO WORK, NO PAY for Congress. Trump is President, NOT Pickled, Brain Dead Pelosi & Schumer. These 2 are destroying America and Blaming Trump. We need Trump to be more aggressive with his Executive Powers. The Democrats should NEVER have gotten away with the Destruction of Impeachment. We the TAXPAYERS pay Congress. We have the RIGHT and DUTY to Stop the Money Flow to Congress, No more Pay Raises, NO more Perks. We tell Congress NOT vice versa.

      1. If we stayed home from our job we would not be paid so why is congress being paid while they stay home? Remember this is our tax dollars that pay their salaries. We have got to have term limits for the House and Senate! These are not supposed to be career position’s where you spend your life holding these offices! The longer you stay in congress the more you lose touch with the american people and their needs and the more of a possibility that you will become corrupt! Good example’s are Pelosi, Schumer and Biden!

    2. Go President Trump!!!!! Sick of the lefts fiasco. Their only concern is to make sure they create a huge liberal government to control all Americans. They could care less about the AMERICAN people! Get rid of them!!!!!

    3. The SCUM DEMOCRAPS planted in Congress are not wasting the opportunity this accursed CHINESE FABRICATED calamity is presenting them for asserting their power and to hell with the peons, following
      the evil saying of NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE which is precisely what this SCUM is dloing…

  2. We Americans Love our President. We approve what our President is and his handling of this Pandemic. Since 2016 people in Congress, the House continue to not do their JOBS. These people like Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, and many many more do nothing but work with our President. Their agenda is to DESTROY AMERICA. We the people see this, we are watching them. So Jonathan Turley you advise our President not to take a specific action, but, you know what we the People backup our Great President since no one else in the House and Congress will. BS. These political people need to come and get back to work and stop trying to over throw our President Trump. This is a FACT, we will VOTE THESE PEOPLE OUT IN NOVEMBER make no mistake on this Statement . They need to show they care for the AMERICAN PEOPLE FIRST AND PLACE AMERICA FIRST. NOT ANYONE ELSE LIKE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. HELL THEY CANNOT EVEN PUT OUR SOLDIERS First that protect our Country. So I do have a question, these politicians in the House,Congress do they LOVE OUR. COUNTRY. Pelosi stop going on National Television Stations showing off your $20,000.00 Refrigerator and all your expensive different flavored ice cream. You selfish, Brainless Bitch. How dare you, how dare you, while A Sri an people are struggling. So our President will do what he needs to do together thing done. AMERICANS WILL BACK HIM UP. THE REST OF THE POLITICIANS OUT THERE GO TO HELL, REMEMBER NOVEMBER.

    1. Diane Cote congress acts like children / stop their payroll, get rid of Nancy chucky and friends, they are enemies of America

  3. I appreciate President Trump so much! His work ethic and commitment to govern our country by the Constitution is exactly what we need. Some people criticize him, say they don’t like the way he speaks, he’s not very smart!!! I will take a straight talker, do what he says and keeps his promises of exactly what he says, any day of the week!
    My word to our President:
    “ be strong and of good courage! Be not frightened, neither be dismayed for the LORD your GOD is with you, wherever you go!” Don’t get off track . . . Don’t let the BOOK be out of your mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night! Make sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed!. . . “ Joshua 1:8-9 NLT ( personally paraphrased it

  4. Mr President:
    I suggest in your next press briefing that you openly suggest to Lazy Nancy that she read Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution and then tell her to “Now do your job, if you refuse someone else will!”
    Give her 48 hours to respond and if she does not act, announce that absent The House passing legislation on Covid-19 relief within 48 hours the House will be declared in RECESS per the provisions of Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution.

    1. Response ONLY by the end of the DAY. She has already taken her 48 hours and then some.

  5. adjourn congress… pay also especially no raises…they don’t deserve a cent…

  6. The constitution power is enumerated for a reason. a national emergency justifies the declaration of recess. Complete the appointments and win the election!!!

  7. Mr President,
    I fully support your constitution right to act in this scenario given that the democrats (small “d”) are derelict in their responsibility to THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER. They forget who their boss really is. All through your administration, the democrats ONLY agenda is to tear you down because you stand in the way of everything that they despise: core American values, Judeo-Christian values, the sanctity of life, traditional Biblical marriage, exposing and punishing the extreme corruption of the deep state that has cost trillions of dollars, protecting our borders, protecting and rebuilding our industrial infrastructure to restore and keep our manufacturing here within our borders, and I could go on, and on, and on…
    I get your strategy, I understand your goals, the storm IS COMING. And for all that to come to fruition, I believe you must exercise every available constitutional authority afforded to you to get around this fascist democrat House of Representatives. NOW is the time Mr President! Leave no stone unturned! The future of our country is being rewritten right now and those chapters should be filled with American greatness, not how fascism and communism weaved an ugly web of deception, betrayal defeat to our magnificent Constitution of the United States of America, the core values of our American way of life!
    I know of the story of the revival in Scotland and how you got your name. Mr President, you were born for such a time as this!
    We are praying for you Mr President!
    “I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” -Psalm 16:8

    Best regards,


  8. Seems Nancy and her leftest group just wants to destroy this country. Go ahead and make the decisions right for this country. Seems the democrats don’t any common sense. We appreciate you Mr. President.

  9. I disagree that President Trump should NOT use his presidential powers under Article 11, Section 3. As he correctly stated, “If the Houses will not due their job then he will do it for them!” It is time to end the talking and start doing what needs to be done!

  10. President Trump, Please Put Congress in their place. Place them all on recess without pay. Then appoint all of the judges that you need, and get America back on it’s feet again. While Congress is in ‘Time Out’ feel free to fix some of our broken government. Fire some dead-weight swamp monsters in Washington D.C. making government run better and more efficiently.
    Millions of Americans appreciate you and the job you are doing. You are the people’s President!

  11. The founding fathers had the vision to include this provision in the constitution in case tyrants like Pelosi and Chucky Schumer would block things up. For the good of the Republic use it now!

  12. The “wackywing” of the Democrat Party are becoming more dangerous.I am not as worried about President Trump getting re-elected no matter who the Dems throw out there.Biden is a distraction.Dems main focus is taking the Senate and holding the house.Every Republican,Independent and honest Democrat needs to take a chunk of that “Government money” we receive and donate to a common sense Republican who will help President Trump fight corruption.What a twist That would be.The money the Dems voted to give us would go straight to electing good people who will help the Prez “Make America Great Again…Again”

  13. Mr. President, Get those demo corrupt, vile, vindictive Pelosi and her gang and drag them back here to do their work. No work, NoPay No adding to their insurance plan, their retirement plan, In other words DO NOT give them one single penny. You would I hope negate the wages they have been given thus far to include all mentioned above. They have not done the job they were voted in for so as I see it, they should not have been paid. Show them who is Boss and it certainly isn’t pelosi, schumer, Sifty shift, nadler or Maxine Waters. Retrieve it all. To be succint, take every dime away from them. Then have charges brought against them for direlection of duty corruption and illegal activities, Pull those yokels chains. Give them back tenfold what they have done to you, so no double standard. Impeach them, Remove them from office and their committees including Speaker of the House. She certainly hasn’t done anything.We American People are angry at them. all of them. It;s their turn to be jerked around. You do not deserve what they have done to you and will do to you. Everything they do and you keep on working for American and our People and didn’t miss a beat in doing so. To that I say this I MAY NOT HAVE THE MONIES TO DONATE BUT I’LL BACK YOU ANYTIME. I, SAY FOR MANY PEOPLE. ‘THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE AND WILL DO, Head up always. You actually talk the talk and you walk the walk. PROUD OF YOU BEING OUR PRESIDENT BECAUSE YOU ARE WHAT IS NEEDED TO MAKE AMERICA AGAIN, STRONG AGAIN. KUDDOS TO YOU IN EVERY WAY. NOW PULL THOSE RATS ARSES BACK TO WORK. SO WE CAN VOTE THEM OUT IN NOVEMBER AND NADLER AFTER HIS LAST THREE YEARS IN THE SENATE. ALTHOUGH I MUST ADMIT, I’D LOVE TO SEE THEM IN HANDCUFFS MARCHING OUT THE DOOR WITH ALL THE FAKE MEDIA THERE. KEEP ON KEEPING ON!!

  14. If not now, WHEN??? The founders could never have anticipated specific situations, but they were far sighted and brilliantly included this wording in the Constitution. The Dems in Congress have been obstructing our government for too long now. The people support President Trump!

  15. I don’t think I can add a thing to what’s already been said except “God Bless you Mr. President and God bless America”.

  16. Do what ever you need to do Mr President. Your country is behind you and I do believe there are more of us than there are of them. You are The Best President Ever. We Love You Brother.

  17. Mr. President it’s a disgrace and unacceptable what these looser liberal democrats have done the last 3 years. You are doing an excellent job DO NOT let them distract you. ” A days pay for a days work ” the democrats don’t come to work DO NOT PAY THEM just like the rest of us Americans do not get paid if we don’t go to work. Do not wait use Article II Section 3 and go on national television and tell the American people that you are doing it, the American people will back you up. BRING AMERICA BACK AGAIN. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. Time to drain the SWAMP come November.

  18. It appears that CHINA is paying it’s American enablers and their children $50k per month. Guess they DON’T work for us!

  19. I say do it; Mr. President. Republicans & many Democrats are sick & tired of Congress getting paid but NOT doing their jobs. We are also sick & tired of Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer ABUSING their POWER every single day. They NEED to be removed from office ASAP. BOTTOM LINE. And we can ALL agree that members of Congress NEED term limits.

  20. You people are for getting this should be consider to. Who is responsible for this mess? We should consider do the same to the never Trumpers like Paul Ryan and MIT Rommy. They are responsible for the Dems taking the house because they would not work with the president to pass his things that were good for America to make her great again. If it were me I’d destroy them a three family like they did. To us.

  21. Close them down no work no pay. I was under the impresion they work for us not we work for them. Put them on the street now see how they like no pay.

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