After being relatively silent via Twitter President Trump on Thursday issued two tweets blasting House Democrats for moving forward with several oversight investigations, one tweet weighing in on the trouble facing top Virginia Democrats, and one tweet explaining that “Presidential Harassment” aka Congressional Oversight “should never be allowed to happen again!”
After his speech at the National Pray Breakfast, President Trump tweeted one more time, this time, it was a video of his speech at the National Pray Breakfast.
1. Unlimited Presidential Harassment….
2. The Republicans never did this to President Obama…
History.house.gov, explains that while the Constitution does not specifically layout Congressional Investigations and Oversight, it does grant the Congress “all legislative powers.”
The article goes on to say that the current practice for hearings “are most commonly held for three reasons: to consider pending legislation; to investigate issues that may require legislation in the future; and, to investigate and oversee federal programs,” the article adds, “Congressional investigations not only help legislators make better policy decisions, but they are central to the system of checks and balances.”
Regarding this part of the second tweet: The Republicans never did this to President Obama:
Opinion: HA HA HA *gasp* HA HA HA….sorry about that, but honestly I got nothing.
3. Virginia will come back HOME Republican) in 2020!
4. PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!
As a reminder both the Senate and the Congress are charged with the job of overseeing federal programs and with being the checks and balances on any Presidential Administrations powers or the abuse thereof.
5. 2019 National Prayer Breakfast…
Trump, who was having a hard time this morning, accidentally said "the abolition of civil rights" was led by people of faith.?♂️ pic.twitter.com/rd9G6AJD5Y— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 7, 2019
According to The Atlantic’s David Frum, the script apparently called the words “slavery” and the word “and” so it should have read: “to abolition of slavery and civil rights, to extending the vote to women, have been led by people of faith and started in pray.”
Future President Trump tweets will be added within reason.
This is an Open Thread.