TLR -- And remember, there’s some people who think the “UniParty” isn’t real. Meanwhile, republicans led the way in the Senate to initiate a rules process blocking President Trump from recess appointments during the upcoming Senate break. The pro-forma session process requires all Senators to agree to the rules maneuver; they did.
There are over 100 Trump nominations awaiting confirmation from the Senate. The Senators will not return until after Labor Day.
WASHINGTON DC […] Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), doing wrap up for the entire Senate, locked in nine “pro-forma” sessions — brief meetings that normally last roughly a minute.
The move, which requires the agreement of every senator, means the Senate will be in session every three business days throughout the August recess.
The Senate left D.C. on Thursday evening with most lawmakers not expected to return to Washington until after Labor Day.
Senators were scheduled to be in town through next week, but staffers and senators predicted they would wrap up a few remaining agenda items and leave Washington early.
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Blog Author's Comments: I do believe our lawmakers think we are all stupid. Actually, they think there’s no reason for them to be concerned with us. They think we’re ignorable. It seems that we are irrelevant to them. Well, here’s a plan, how about if we work really hard to give the Republicans a majority in the House and Senate? Well hell - we did that - and it did not help at all. It’s time we change their reality and make them realize who should be important to them. Yes, the big businesses have the money, but that only buys them advertising in order to try and get our votes. The legislators need to get our votes in order to win. Next election, I will only vote for those that swear to stand by Trump. I helped send Trump to DC to fight democrats, liberals, and progressives - not his own party.
The senate is obviously playing games to thwart Trump’s agenda. I have seen and heard that this is being done to “protect their pal Sen. Sessions from being fired in their absence." But, I don't believe their actions are because of their ‘worry’ that Trump will fire Sessions. Does anyone think that Sessions is a problem in the Trump Administration? It is my belief that if he really cared about our President, instead of recusing himself from the Russia collusion scam, he could have resigned or asked for a different position in the Administration, so that a new AG could be appointed who was not “compromised”. I’m having serious doubts about Sessions and would not be disappointed if Trump did find a new Attorney General.
There has to be a loyal non-corrupt lawyer that President Trump can name interim AG after moving Sessions to the DHS. It seems at this point that the Murkowski's of the GOP Senate (that is, nearly all of them) conclude it’s just fine if they lose a few seats in 2018 because when the Senate flips to Democratic control these people won’t have to work so hard to thwart the chief deplorable, President Trump. And they can go back to pretending that the GOP is the opposition party.
Quote For The Day "Congress should investigate the leaking of transcripts of calls between President Donald Trump and world leaders, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said on Thursday. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), called the leak “absolutely” troubling, arguing that it would cause potentially-serious complications to the White House’s ability to conduct foreign policy. “A president of the United States, a governor would tell us they've got to be able to have confidential conversations,” Warner told The Daily Beast in an interview.
“And I think it was disgraceful that those [came out].” On Thursday morning, the Washington Post published full transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The transcripts revealed tense exchanges and candid admissions from Trump about topics like refugee admissions and the border wall. But it was the act of leaking itself that shook national security experts who worried the publishing of transcripts would dramatically curtail Trumps ability to have candid, strategic exchanges with fellow world leaders." -- Sam Stein