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    Missing in Action: Dems Have No Plans To Reconvene House of Representatives Until May

    Missing in Action: Dems Have No Plans To Reconvene House of Representatives Until May

    Steny Hoyer says ‘Absent an Emergency’ House will stay home for weeks. “The move extends a prolonged recess that began in March 12, and it abandons a plan to reconvene on April 20.”

    House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) informed House Democrats Monday that they would not reconvene until May, barring some sort of emergency.

    Do Democrats think we’re not in an emergency?

    Cortney O’Brien writes at Townhall:

    Dem Leader Explains They’re Not Meeting Before May ‘Absent an Emergency’

    Does a pandemic that has killed thousands of people around the globe, shuttered the American economy and resulted in a nearly 20 percent unemployment rate qualify as an “emergency?” Not in the mind of Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. As he explained to the press on Monday, the House of Representatives would not be meeting again before May 4, “absent an emergency.” They had initially planned to reconvene on April 20.

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner has more:

    Democrats meet by phone after House postpones reconvening until May 4

    House lawmakers won’t return to the Capitol until May 4 or later due to the threat of the coronavirus Democratic leaders told rank-and-file members on Monday.

    The move extends a prolonged recess that began in March 12, and it abandons a plan to reconvene on April 20.

    “Members are further advised if the House is required to take action on critical legislation related to the coronavirus response or other legislative priorities, members will be given sufficient notice to return to Washington D.C.,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, told Democrats in a letter.

    The reaction on Twitter was swift:

    This is reminiscent of a scene in the 1985 film The Sure Thing. The two main characters are traveling to California during spring break and find themselves caught without money, lodging or transportation during a rainstorm:

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    SeekingRationalThought | April 14, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Well, I suppose if you have no ideas it’s better to stay at home in the basement than to go to Washington to continue to fake doing your job.

    MattLauersNob | April 14, 2020 at 10:50 am

    It’s a shame these Dim loons can’t stay in recess until after the election.

    So, they can’t Zoom like the rest of the world?

    (I used to love that movie and that is the perfect scene.)

    Of courae the House is on extended recess. The whole Dem agenda, at this point, is to remove Trump from office. So, not being in session makes it impossible for Trump, or the republicans, to get any legislation passed.

    Now, everyone has to understand that the Kung Flu is NOT a bono fide crisis. It is still lagging behind the common flu fatalities that the world ignores every single year and shows no signs of producing the incredible death tolls forecast only a month ago. In fact, at the moment, it is showing strong signs of acting just like other seasonal corona viruses. The only COVID crisis, which exists, is the one created by the politicians at the behest of the media.It is the pols who have thrown the global economy into a depression which will take months or years to reverse. Their actions, in response to the virus, are either insane [possible] or an orchestrated plan to destroy the burgeoning economy, both the domestic US economy and the global economy, [very likely], thereby making the populace even more dependent upon the state for survival. The political class, the media and the Establishment are simply showing that they are the “enemies of the people”.

    Don’t underestimate the role of Congress’ Attending Physician in keeping Members of Congress away. He has a big say in it right now, and if he was told that there needed to be a short session he’d be giving them lots of advice on how to conduct it, like what happened a few Fridays ago when the House passed the $2.2 trillion bill.

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