McConnell Cancels August Recess Due to “Historic Obstruction by Senate Democrats” on POTUS Trump’s Nominees

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) canceled the Senate’s August recess on Tuesday.

McConnell cited “historic obstruction by Senate Democrats” on the president’s nominees and the need to pass spending bills.

McConnell released a brief statement on Tuesday afternoon 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.”

“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,” McConnell said.

The Senate Majority Leader followed up by saying: Senate Democrats have already forced 100 cloture votes on President Trump’s nominees in his first two years vs. 24 combined for the previous 6 presidents in theirs


As it stands right now, Republicans hold a 51-49 seat advantage in the Senate.

That ‘advantage’ is narrow given the amount of RINO’s in the Senate like Jeff Flake and John McCain (to name a couple) who have fought Trump’s agenda along the way.

The good news is that the overwhelming majority of seats up for election this year are held by Democrats — many in states President Trump won, reports Fox News.

The Dems will likely argue McConnell’s move to keep them working through August is a strategy to keep them off the campaign trail fighting for their seats.

 

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