Democratic congressman introduces the “COVFEFE Act” to require Donald Trump to preserve his tweets

  • On Monday, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) introduced the COVFEFE Act. It stands for the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement Act. 
  • If passed, the bill would add social media accounts to the list of documents that must be preserved under the Presidential Records Act, which “established a new statutory structure under which presidents must manage their records,” according to the National Archives.
  • “In order to maintain public trust in government, elected officials must answer for what they do and say; this includes 140-character tweets,” Quigley said in a statement announcing his bill. Read more (6/12/17)