It seems like every single day there is at least one Democratic legislator looking to troll President Trump. Today, Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley joined the fray by introducing the COVFEFE Act.
Yes, just when you thought we were finally done with this meme, it’s baaaaaaack.
Quigley today announced legislation that is actually called The Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement Act (or the COVFEFE Act).
The purpose of this legislation is, well, to troll the president. Quigley explains the stated purpose thusly:
In order to maintain public trust in government, elected officials must answer for what they do and say; this includes 140-character tweets. President Trump’s frequent, unfiltered use of his personal Twitter account as a means of official communication is unprecedented. If the President is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference. Tweets are powerful, and the President must be held accountable for every post.
In other words, he wants to make “deleting tweets a violation of the Presidential Records Act, subject to disciplinary action.”
#COVFEFEAct makes deleting tweets a violation of Presidential Records Act—WH says tweets = official statements; Trump has deleted 18 so far.
— Mike Quigley (@RepMikeQuigley) June 12, 2017
Quigley is one of the Democrats who introduced the Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act (or MAR-A-LAGO Act) back in March.
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