SIGN AND SHARE: I support the Presidential Accountability Act that would make it illegal for Presidents to have financial conflicts of interest
Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) has just introduced H.R.6340-Presidential Accountability Act. The bill takes away an exemption that both the President and Vice President have regarding the legality of engaging in government business when they stand to personally profit. The bill would make engaging in this kind of corrupt behavior a serious federal crime for a sitting President and Vice President. It also defines a “blind trust” with much more convincing parameters than now exist.With the endless revelations of President-elect Donald Trump’s financial conflicts of interest, including the recently reported statements he’s made implying he doesn’t have to stop running his businesses while being President, we need some serious legislation that would reign in the potential for widespread corruption.