Congressman Mike Quigley (D-Ill) introduced the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement Act today, or, the COVFEFE Act. He believes presidential tweets should become part of official documentary material.
Mike Opelka called this out as another example of wasted tax payer money and time on today’s “Pure Opelka,” asserting we should be able to recall elected officials who “do dumb stuff.” He admitted that sometimes the law needs to catch up with technology, but in this case there appears to be a partisan agenda.
The COVFEFE Act would make it illegal for a president to delete tweets. Quigley stated that if Trump is going to “make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference.”
Quigley is also the author of the Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act, or MAR-A-LAGO, which demanded that the visitor logs at both the White House and Trump’s resorts become public by law.