On 15 April 2020, President Donald Trump threatens to suspend Congress to appoint other nominees to a few senior positions. Further, Trump is keen on appointing members to the federal branch, as well. And, this is something which has never been done by any President in the history of the United States of America.
The President’s power
According to a few legal experts, President Trump has the authority to adjourn Congress only in one situation. The President can do it only if there is a disagreement between the House and the Senate over the timing of adjournment.
And, currently, the recess is not parallel to Trump’s threat, as there is no such situation of disagreement.
Trump’s official statements
Initially, Trump says there are only two ways in dealing with such a situation. The first one is making the Senator abide by his duty and appoint his nominees. Subsequently, the second one is that if the Senator disapproves, then he will formally adjourn the Congress. And, eventually, he will make the necessary appointments for the senior positions and federal branch.
President Trump plans to appoint new nominees who will be competent to bring back the country to normalcy by eliminating the outbreak of the pandemic coronavirus.