U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley recently introduced the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement, or COVFEFE act, which would amend the Presidential Records Act to include the term social media. (Bloomberg)
The name of the bill comes from Trump's likely typo in a midnight Twitter post last month: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe." The tweet stayed online for hours before it was removed.
Quigley cites Trump's "frequent, unfiltered use of his personal Twitter account" as the reason behind the bill. He says in a statement, "Tweets are powerful, and the President must be held accountable for every post."
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
45 uses Twitter to make official statements, which must be documented. His tweets regarding his Muslim travel ban were actually used against him in the Court of Appeals, which ultimately ruled against the administration.
You can read the bill here.
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Washington, D.C. Office | 2458 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Lakeview District Office | 3223 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Portage Park District Office | 4345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60641
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