Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley channeled his inner creativity when he crafted his most recent bill, the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement Act or the “COVFEFE” act.
Much like a good novel, the bill’s title neatly captures the essence of its intent: to make presidential social media documentary material, thus ensuring its preservation.
The bill would amend the Presidential Records Act to include things such as tweets, along with other Presidential documentation, when considering information to be kept on file.
“In order to maintain public trust in government, elected officials must answer for what they do and say,” said Quigley, who is a co-founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Transparency Caucus. “This includes 140-character tweets. President Trump’s frequent, unfiltered use of his personal Twitter account as a means of official communications is unprecedented.”
The push to preserve tweets comes after President Trump has allegedly deleted 18 of them, including the one that inspired the bills title.
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