Adjourning Congress is Straight out of a Dictator’s Playbook

A democracy does not become a dictatorship overnight. That process entails a series of steps in which democracy is slowly squeezed out and replaced by a dictatorship.

One of the first crucial steps is the removal or adjournment of the governing body that represents the voting public. Yesterday, you know who made the following statement:

“If the House will not agree to that adjournment, I will exercise my constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress,” Trump declared. “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. It is a scam what they do.”

To completely understand his statement, it has to be put in context. Due to Covid-19, Congress has adjourned until May. While it is true that the Constitution does give the President this power, it is only “in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment.”

The problem is that he is take advantage of this time to force the approval of judges and political appointees who would benefit his administration. This is straight out of a dictators playbook. Once a governing body, like Congress, is dissolved and a political leader is only surrounded by yes men and women, there is no stopping them.

I have to wonder when the Republicans are finally going to get their heads out of the sand? Where is Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republican leadership who have spent the last three years kissing you know who’s behind? This man is a threat to our democracy and our country.

He MUST be voted out in November.

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